Racism in the aid industry and international development-a curated collection

In addition to my weekly curated #globaldev link collections, I set up special curated collections on Oxfam, Haiti & the aid industry's #MeToo moment and hurricanes Harvey and Maria before. The current debate about racism in the aid industry is another milestone into how 'development' is perceived, discussed, challenged, dismissed and encouraged to transform. Below is an ongoing collection of media articles and op-eds that I have come across in my digital networks in the last two weeks or so. DevEx and The New Humanitarian have covered the topic continuously (and not just since June 2020) and the diverse female leadership in these discussions is noticeable, but not surprising. There are already other excellent, comprehensive collections online such as the Resource pack: Educate yourself on racism and #BlackLivesMatter from the 50 Shades of Aid collective, Alyssa Bovell's Resources on addressing racism in development and decolonizing development practice , Heal

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Hi all, This week's journey takes us from the places of privilege & structural inequalities within aid organizations & academia to the 'front lines' in Congo, Bangladesh, Lebanon/Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Kenya as well as the UK & US. Books on feminism & patriarchy, failed fieldwork & an awesome #globaldev syllabus ensure that you will have enough food for reading, sharing & thinking for a while! Enjoy! My quotes of the week To be an intravist is to relinquish your privilege. Decline a speaking gig and nominate a minority you know would be overlooked. Ask if a qualified person of color in your organization who could use the exposure more than you can attend a conference in your place. Give up the board chair you’ve kept warm for a decade and nominate a young person, a black woman — the type of people who don’t make it to the boardrooms of the organization you advise. ( On equity in the international development sector — we need more intravis