Anti-Racist Reading Group

Since the historic resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd, Cowgate Under 5’s have committed to working towards becoming actively anti-racist in our practice. As part of this commitment, we now have a monthly anti-racist reading group.

Below you can find the resources discussed. This work is an ongoing endeavour. We hope to look at how race intersects with other forms of discrimination, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, (dis)ability. As these resources grow we will share them here. We hope that concrete actions will also arise from our discussions and we look forward to involving our community in these actions and sharing what we learn.

Materials Discussed

Thursday, 23 July 2020:

MacIntosh, Peggy. 1989. “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” Available here:

BBC. “Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister?” 2016. Documentary. Available here:

Kendi, Ibram X. 2020. “Anti-Racist Baby” Kokila.

Thursday, 20 August 2020:

Bliss, Eula. “Talking About Whiteness” Podcast. 2017. Podcast. Available here:

DiAngelo, Robin. 2015. “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism” Available here:

The Guardian. DiAngelo, Robin “How ‘White Fragility’ Reinforces Racism. 2020. YouTube clip.Available here:

Thursday, 24 September 2020:

Watkins, Light. “For White People Asking What to do About Racism.” 2020. Available here:

Abdul, Abiodun. 2020 “Scottish Racism in Policing” Available here:

Abdul, Abiodun. 2020 “Scottish Racism in Football” Available here:

Jordan, Ijumma. “A lesson in Humility: Diving into Anti-Racist Early Education Practices and Policies.” Podcast. Available here:

Dr. Escayg, Kerry-Ann. “How can we Work Towards Social Change?” Podcast. 2019. Available here:

Thursday, 15 October 2020:

Ishizuka, Kate and Stephens Ramón. 2019. “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness, and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’s Children’s Books” Available here: