What We’re Reading is back! On the shelf this week is Everyone Versus Racism: A Letter to My Children by Patrick Hutchinson. Marketing Executive Becca Joyce tells us all about it.
On 13 June 2020, Patrick Hutchinson, a black man, was photographed carrying a white injured man to safety during a confrontation in London between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and counter-protestors. The powerful image was shared and discussed all around the world.
Everyone versus Racism is a poignant letter from Patrick to his children and grandchildren. Writing from the heart, he describes the realities of life as a black man today and why we must unite to inspire change for generations to come.
What did Becca think?
‘Wow. In Everyone Versus Racism, Patrick Hutchinson tells his incredible story and in doing so educates and inspires the reader to make a necessary change. This is a beautiful, emotional and powerful book that offers an accessible take on a vitally important topic, and Patrick’s personality shines through on every page. Put simply, this is an impassioned but very humble and personable call to arms and take action.’
If you liked this, keep an eye out for…
In The Power of Privilege, June Sarpong empowers those fortunate enough not to be ‘otherised’ by mainstream Western society to become effective allies against racism, both by helping them understand 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.
You can see June Sarpong and Patrick Hutchinson in conversation about their books here.