So you wanna talk about race
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma OluoIn this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of todays racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide
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 color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers dont dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.
Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylors seminal essay The Meaning of a Word.
Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item The desire to avoid conversations about race can actually feel rational, as if there's nothing to be gained in more talking. But Oluo offers us a way through with her bold combination of directness and empathy she allows space for us to admit that even people of color need parameters and working definitions. In a time when words are misused then rendered meaningless, while the actual painful condition and systems we need to address persist and grow and worsen, Oluo offers us a reset, a starting point, a clear way forward. Kelly "I am in awe of Ijeoma.
Ijeoma Oluo born is an American writer. Born in Denton, Texas and based in Seattle, Washington , in Oluo was named one of the most influential people in Seattle,  and in , she was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle. Many of her articles critiquing race and the invisibility of women's voices have gone viral , as exemplified in the coverage of her interview with Rachel Dolezal. Ijeoma Oluo began her career in technology and digital marketing. Oluo's columns and news articles appeared in The Guardian and The Stranger newspapers from through ,  and she has also written for Jezebel , Medium and The Establishment, a publication based at Medium that Oluo helped launch;  she is an editor-at-large. Many of her articles have gone viral, owing to the significance of her critiques of race and the erasure of black women's voices in the United States, as exemplified in Oluo's April interview of Rachel Dolezel.
By Tom Shippey
It is impossible to talk about American culture and politics in without talking about race and the many ways in which it touches every aspect of our lives. It means that there is a good chance you are missing a few very important pieces of the puzzle," Oluo writes in her bestselling book. Filled with incredible wisdom, actionable advice, and invaluable insight into today's racial landscape, So You Want to Talk About Race? White people, I cannot urge you enough: go read this book. Or better yet, do what I did, and get the audiobook.
The difficult topic of race is the mainspring in a conversational work exploring ways to think about and talk about the racial environment in an accessible way that answers questions that are not comfortably asked between people of color and white people about issues including privilege, police b Written in a conversational way with the goal of waking up those with "white privilege" to the systemic racism and microagressions that keep POC persons of color from living their best life here in America. This would make a good book discussion title for classroom or book group. The author is from Seattle and therefore, a local author. I gave it 5 stars because she was very helpful with practical advice for getting along with POC at the end of each chapter. Excellent, helpful book on this hugely important but also hugely difficult topic.