So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race

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"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.""-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Seal Press, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781580056779
1580056776
Characteristics: v, 248 pages ; 24 cm

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Feb 20, 2018

If you are serious about talking about the issue of race in American life today, this is the book for you to read first. Right now. It touches all of the bases and does so from the perspective of both white people and people of color. Oluo brings the insights and wisdom she's shown in her previous writing to this step by step guide. What are you waiting for?

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