Following the book launch in July 2022, we have edited a number of short clips on YouTube sharing understanding and strategies on how to manage everyday racism. Our YouTube channel is @Leeds Church Institute, LCI


A look at the book…

The prevalence of sophisticated racism and how it manifests itself in society, particularly in the workplace is explored. A narrative is provided on examples of daily racism from the lived experiences of Black women. The reader is taken on a journey through narratives of troubling racist events to the destination of asserting approaches to preserving a sense of self and individual identity in the face of sophisticated racism.

The authors explain how the relationship and interaction between Black women and White women originates in historical patterns of behaviour which emerged on the plantations during enslavement.

This book extends outside the historical perspective to the provision of strategies for managing sophisticated and everyday racism in current times.


Dr. Victoria Showunmi is associate professor at University College London in the Faculty of Institute of Education.

Dr. Carol Tomlin is visiting fellow at the University Leeds.


Following the book launch in July 2022, we have edited a number of short clips on understanding and managing strategies on every day and sophisticated racism

Video: How did your Faith help you deal with experiences of sophisticated and everyday Racism?

Drawing on the narratives in the bible to be critical reflect and understand self, and human frailties put into context with Darwinism and faith.


Video: Advice on dealing with stereotypes of young black men and women

Societal views and removing fear from the narrative. Views on systematic and strategic positioning using chess as an analogy.


Video: Advice for a young person experiencing racism whilst looking for work

Network, network, network – connect and socialise. Exploring identity issues and confusion.


Video: How to deal with the challenges of sophisticated racism in the workplace

Connect and communicate with people.


Video: Strategies to deal with every day and sophisticated racism

Four life case studies including in a school, a young person at a swimming class, parenthood and hostile reception at a hospital appointment.