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So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

So You Want to Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

4.29 out of 5

5 reviews

Imprint: Seal Press
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication date: 16 Jan 2018
ISBN: 9781580056779

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

5 stars out of 5
Aleesha Badkar
17 Jun 2020

"A modern account"

A modern account that addresses all of the issues that face Black people in today’s America.

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4 stars out of 5
7 Jun 2020

" important in helping understand the particular event happening in the USA right now"

The official synopsis of this book reads: “In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word.

“Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of colour and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans."

The book is important in helping understand the particular event happening in the USA right now, as well as helping people to apply it to their own lives.

4 stars out of 5
3 Jun 2020

" answers some of the most common questions we hear from white people about racism"

 So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo answers some of the most common questions we hear from white people about racism in chapters such as, “Why am I always being told to ‘check my privilege’?”, “Is police brutality really about race?” and “What are microaggressions?”

4 stars out of 5
Arielle Tchiprout
3 Jun 2020

"answers tricky questions and explains important concepts"

Oluo’s book can be use as a toolkit for white people who want to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but need to do some learning first. She answers tricky questions and explains important concepts that you’ll need to know about, from privilege to intersectionality and micro-aggressions. 

5 stars out of 5
Lizz Schumer
3 Jun 2020

"let this book be your guide"

From why it's not OK to touch your Black friend's hair, to how to tell your coworker their joke is racist, to talking about white privilege in general, this book can help us all navigate those difficult conversations. If you're uncomfortable talking about race, let this book be your guide.