BME Dialogue Group
Welcome to our race and ethnicity page. We have a Google group: BMEfirstname.lastname@example.org which has already accumulated a variety of links and resources. It is a closed group – i.e. you need to ask to join (see below).
The impetus for the Google group was the pain of the experience of black and ethnic minority (BEM) members at the Speakeasy, and subsequently in Community, at the BAPCA Conference in August last year. We should not ignore, too, Bernard Mooney’s concern about the lack of BEM members in BAPCA which he has been raising for many years.
What were we/are we doing wrong? What are we unaware of? What is the, often unconscious, baggage of the white majority? Members of the BME-dialogue group have already pointed us to many thought provoking papers and presentations (as listed below) and I urge you all to look at them, and engage in the dialogue – through PCQ, the BME-Dialogue group, and offerings for the website page.
Black and Asian Therapist Network - http://www.baatn.org.uk/
The aim of the Black and Asian Therapist Network is to:
Bring Black and Asian (B&A) therapy professionals together for professional development, mutual support and inspiration
Influence and support therapist organisations and training institutions to develop policies and ways of working that more fully meet the psychological needs of B&A people in the UK.
Encourage and support other B&A people into the counselling and psychotherapy profession
Develop, and be the example of good practice when working psychologically with B&A Asian people in the UK
Communicate stories of psychological health and wellbeing to B&A communities and to the general public
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack by Peggy McIntosh
Also to look at unconscious bias there is the Harvard research/website
A lecture on critical race theory - although it uses sport as the context for exploring these ideas that actually there was considerable transferable learning.
Got Privilege – A few words on Privilege – Paul Bernal
The Event: How Racist are you? With Jane Elliott – Channel 4 programme
A couple of interesting blog posts:
http://youtu.be/_UpXX0-T24g (contains swearing)
This speech by Angela Davis was posted by Delbert Tibbs, on to Facebook http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ2cC7LHMxA&feature=share
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC1nRepRSxo – CNN broadcast interviewing children about friends and skin colour
http://therapytoday.net/article/show/4026/ Silenced: the Black student experience, Eugene Ellis and Niki Cooper, in Therapy Today
White consumption alone of womanist/Black feminist writing and Black culture is not "anti-racism work." http://tmblr.co/ZlD5Fv1AKSyJo
Isha McKenzie-Mavinga’s paper on 'recognition trauma' http://ezinearticles.com/?Emerging-From-the-Hurt-of-Racism-the-Concept-of-Recognition-Trauma&id=6526336