From the first ever Director of Creative Diversity at the
BBC comes a call to action for those who benefited from privilege to
help make a fairer world for all.
The death of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests
have made clear to everyone the vicious reality of racism that persists
today. Many of those privileged enough to be distanced from racism are
now having to come to terms with the fact that they continue to prosper
at the detriment of others. Having spent the last four years
researching, writing, and speaking about the benefits of diversity for
society, June Sarpong is no stranger to educating and challenging those
that have been enjoying the benefits of a system steeped in systemic
racism without realising its true cost.
In The Power of Privilege,
June will empower those fortunate enough not to be ‘otherised’ by
mainstream Western society to become effective allies against racism,
both by understanding the roots of their privilege and the systemic
societal inequities that perpetuates it. The Power of Privilege offers
practical steps and action-driven solutions so that those who have been
afforded privilege can begin undoing the limiting beliefs held by
society, and help build a fairer future for all.
Small paperback book, 128 pages.