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It’s all in a name: why I refuse to use a ‘white’ name article icon

Society, Politics & Law

It’s all in a name: why I refuse to use a ‘white’ name

Should you ever change your identity in order to progress your career? Open University employee Sudesh Loi gives his views...

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Black Women and State-Sanctioned Police Violence: The Case of Sarah Reed article icon

Education & Development

Black Women and State-Sanctioned Police Violence: The Case of Sarah Reed

In January 2016, Sarah Reed, a woman with known mental health problems, was found dead in her cell at Holloway prison. She had been a victim of police violence a few years earlier. This article explores the injustice in the Criminal Justice System experienced by black women. 

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Deconstructing the Moors: black presence in the United Kingdom before and during the Tudor period video icon

History & The Arts

Deconstructing the Moors: black presence in the United Kingdom before and during the Tudor period

Dr Carol J. Brown-Leonardi delves into the largely unknown history of black settlers in the UK before and during the sixteenth century in this talk and accompanying article.

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25 mins
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Discussing intersectionality: race, gender and social class

What is intersectionality and why are race, gender, social class and intersectionality important to social research? This series of videos explores...

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20 mins
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When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre article icon

History & The Arts

When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depiction of her tell us about views of mental illness, patriarchal society and ethnicity in the Victorian era? Siobhán Halliday explores in this personal reflection on race and colonialism as prompted by the novel.

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Is Anthropology of Religion Racist? article icon

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Is Anthropology of Religion Racist?

Were early studies in anthropology structured by white supremacy and what does the anthropology of religion look like today? Dr Paul-François Tremlett explores...

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History & The Arts

Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month we have pulled together some content about some inspirational individuals and events for you to explore. 

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Education & Development

What is Indigenous Psychology?

Ecology and psychology are closely related. Dr Manfusa Shams explains the link in this article...

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Tessy Mbofung on cultural values and expectations and the need for more awareness of race video icon

Education & Development

Tessy Mbofung on cultural values and expectations and the need for more awareness of race

Tessy Mbofung explains the challenges of her strong African cultural values and holding on to them in another culture in this short video collection

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20 mins
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Dr Eric Addae Kyeremeh on his experience at The Open University video icon

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Dr Eric Addae Kyeremeh on his experience at The Open University

Dr Eric Addae Kyeremeh explains here the staffing changes he has noticed over the past ten years, working at the OU, and his highlights.

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15 mins
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Dr Anthony Gunter on representing modern Britain, the silent majority and change video icon

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Dr Anthony Gunter on representing modern Britain, the silent majority and change

In this short video Anthony observes that the OU has some way to go to be in a position to represent modern Britain and suggests changes that could be made.

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10 mins
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How do we move towards racial equality?

Open University colleagues discuss their experiences of working at the OU as well as the changes they would like to see to move towards racial equality in this collection of videos.

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30 mins