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