Office of the President and Provost (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)


Race equality educational resources

This resource will continually be updated. Please email equalities@ucl.ac.uk if you have any suggestions.


  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
  • Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinen


  • 13th (2016) is a documentary about racial injustice and hypocrisy in the American prison system
  • Belle (2013) tells the true story of the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of British naval officer Sir John Lindsay, and her struggle for equality in late 18th-century England
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2017) is based on the writings of James Baldwin and touches on the work, and the assassinations, of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers
  • Dear White People (2019) is a Netflix drama focusing on the lives and challenges of a group of Black American students at a predominantly white Ivy League college
  • 16 Shots (2019) discusses the 2014 Chicago shooting of 17-year old Black American Laquan MacDonald by police officers, and the subsequent cover-up by the authorities
  • When They See Us (2019) is a Netflix drama based on a true story about 5 boys who were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
  • Just Mercy (2020) tells the true story of a lawyer who defends those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. His first case is that of Walter McMillan, sentenced to death for the murder of an 18 year old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence.