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On the 25th May 2020 George Floyd died at the hands of the Minnesota Police. To discuss what needs to happen to achieve real change going forward, ITV News brought together a group of influential Black people from the worlds of music, sport, business and politics, all of whom have faced prejudice as they have strived to succeed.


  • The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • Girl, Women, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • All novels by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Elison
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • Another Country by James Baldwin
  • My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Bluest Ey by Toni Morrison
  • Death and the King's Horseman by Wole Soyinka
  • Selected Poems by Derek Walcott
  • Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon
  • To Sir With Love by ER Braithwaite
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • The Mimic Men by VS Naipaul
  • Blood Rites by Mike Phillips
  • The Sellout by Paul Beatty
  • The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler


  • Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
  • I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite
  • Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinene
  • Natives: Race & Class in The Ruins of Empire by Akala
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson
  • Don't Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
  • Superior by The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini
  • Solitary by Albert Woodfox
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • It’s not about the Burqa by Mariam Khan
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
  • Road Map for Revolutionaries by Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin and Jamia Wilson
  • Black Boy by Richard Wright
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B Du Bois
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
  • Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals by Saidiya Hartman
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race by Beverley Daniel Tatum
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Ake: The Years Of Childhood by Wole Soyinka
  • The Black Jacobins by CLR James
  • Beyond A Boundary by CLR James
  • Kill The Black One First by Mike Fuller
  • Windrush : The Irresistible Rise of Multiracial Britain by Mike Phillips (and Trevor Phillips)
  • Race and Culture by Thomas Sowell
  • The Content of Our Character by Shelby Steele
  • Please Stop Helping Us by Jason Riley
  • Losing the Race: Self Sabotage in Black America by John McWhorter
  • Up From Slavery by Booker T Washington

Books for children

Film and TV

Being Black in White Spaces


  • New York Times' 1619
  • In Good Company by Otegha Uwagba
  • Intersectionality Matters with Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • EJI's Lynching in America
  • The #GroundingsPodcast
  • Radical Imagination
  • About Race
  • Diversity Gap
  • Code Switch by NPR
  • White Lies by NPR
  • POD Save the People
  • What Matters
  • Uncomfortable Conversations
  • You're Pretty for a ...
  • The Intelligence
  • The Nod with Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings
  • Scene on the Radio hosted by John Biewen
  • 1Xtra Talks Special - George Floyd and BLM with Seani B and DJ Ace
  • What Matters by Black Lives Matter
  • Armchair Expert with Heather McGhee by Dax Shpeherd and Monica Padman
  • The Edit Podcast by L'Oreal Blackett

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