Weʼre raising £200 to Support Histories of Colour, a free-access online educational project
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Histories of Colour is an educational project dedicated to teaching the public about the histories of race relations. The project is not aimed at historians, but intends to provide as wide an audience as possible with free access to information about non-white histories and racial inequality - in other words, the kinds of narratives you didn’t learn in school. Bringing together the marginalized histories of people of colour from several different regions across the world, this project intends to challenge dominant white-centric narratives about history and cultural legacies that still pervade in Western thought. By raising awareness about the histories of racial oppression, this project hopes to encourage sensitivity and compassion towards the struggles faced by people of colour today. Challenging the academic pay wall, this project is free and always will be and we encourage you to donate to existing charities who focus on tackling racial injustice in the present day. We are, however, happy to accept contributions from anybody who wishes to donate directly to this project. The first £100 will go towards covering the website running costs for the first year. Any additional donations will go towards reimbursing the contributors for their work and supporting the author in the future expansion of this project (i.e. covering software subscription costs, advertisement costs, future website running costs, etc.). Eventually, I hope to expand from this multimedia adult learning platform into creating resources and books for schoolchildren to tackle the issue at its root.
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