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Racism and racial injustice reads

By June 25, 2020March 1st, 2022No Comments

It’s a crucial time to listen and learn, so we asked the Marlin team what they’re reading, watching and hearing at this moment to help them comprehend the global reckoning with racism.


Updated as of 28 July 2020




Race, equality and justice in the charity sector by Kimberly McIntosh 

“This article questions whether the charity sector is doing all it can to embody the values of equality and justice” – Karl, Founding Director 




Finding Our Heart by Thomas Mayor

“This story about the Uluru statement is a really important and beautifully illustrated book that highlights the truth about Australia’s history, in an age-appropriate way. My 4 year-old has been learning a lot about First Nations people and this wonderful book supports his learning.” 

Sophie, Communications Strategist 


White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo

“I’m listening to this book on Audible, so every time I’m in the car or cleaning up I find myself in a really uncomfortable but eye-opening conversation about being white and confronting racism. Highly recommended!”

Miriam, Copywriter 


Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

“Bruce Pascoe takes the distorted gaze of racism and white supremacy to task by reappraising the earliest written testimonials of new settlers, European explorers to the Australian continent. This astounding and inspiring piece of research reveals the untold or hidden truth of indigenous technology, agriculture and culture.

Like most White Australian I was brought up to believe that Indigenous Australians didn’t cook, didn’t build, didn’t have homes, didn’t have community, didn’t invent anything and were essentially passive in the face of settlement. I was lied to by my school system, by my family, by my community.

Thank god for this book and the door it opens to further study and engagement with first nation Australians, for all Australians.”

– Clayton, Creative Director




Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

“I found this podcast incredibly insightful, inspiring and learnt a great deal.”

– Catherine, Creative Strategy Manager




Holiday Phillips 

“I’ve been following Holiday Phillips, a racial justice writer and educator. I have found her Youtube videos so helpful when talking to people who disagree with BLM, and deny racism. One form of allyship is talking to groups and people, family and friends who disagree with your views.  I’ve had tough conversations with my conservative family members and some friends and Holiday’s resources have helped me navigate those conversations really well.”

Jasmine, Account Director 


“Lost Voices” – Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley (Button Poetry)

This video of Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley performing “Lost Voices” is a surprising and unexpected expression of empathy that gives a voice to the voiceless, whilst providing a moment to reflect on racism, white privilege, and inequality for both women and people of colour..”

– Sarah, Senior Designer