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So You Want to Talk About Race
So You Want to Talk About Race | Ijeoma Oluo
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 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 don't 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 Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word."
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Pickpick

Excellent. I had not heard of this until I saw it on a website for an upcoming book club. Glad I read it, and look forward to the upcoming discussion.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Started this today for a book club later this month.

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MegCaldwell
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Essential reading for those working towards anti-racism.

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DimeryRene
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Cultural appropriation is the product of a society that prefers its culture cloaked in whiteness.

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TheBookDream
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For class.

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DieAReader
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#NovelNovember #Challenge2021

Managed to sneak this #ImpulseRead in🤓 Another excellent book!

CoverToCoverGirl 👏👏I need to get to this one! 1y
DieAReader @CoverToCoverGirl It was a great read & I think you‘ll likely agree (when you do get to it😉)♥️🥰😻 1y
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
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Singout
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I completed an earlier #SheSaid book for this months #Bookspin: an excellent book about racism directed at white people. Oluo dedicates each chapter to a different element of racism, directly and clearly analyzing it in the context of her own experience, naming the impact it has on people of colour, and describing some of what white people need to do, beyond reading, to end racism and white supremacy.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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Oluo‘s delivery is forthright and factual, conversational and blunt. She does justice to her readers, especially her white readers of whom I am one, by not mincing words, by her willingness to explain, to share her personal experiences. I think I will find conversations where race comes up easier to engage in. Grateful for this new perspective and hopeful it bears fruit as I live my life.

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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ju.ca.no
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My weekend is too packed to participate in Dewey‘s readathon like I originally intended🥲 but at least I have the evening to my own and my books ☺️

Leftcoastzen Pretty kitty!😻 1y
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TheBookDream
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#Frankensheen showing off some of my library book sale haul from the other day when I took a swan dive off the restrained book buying wagon 😬
#bookhaul #librarysale #weekend

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