A great starting point for anyone who wants to talk about race
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AUTHOR: Ijeoma Oluo
LENGTH: 272 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: January 16, 2018
I first picked up So You Want to Talk About Race thinking I wasn’t quite the target audience for it, but I was embarking on my own antiracist education and this book came highly recommended. I consider myself open-minded and aware of systemic racism and the role white privilege plays in my life, but, I want to be able to talk to others about race without immediately shutting down the conversation. This book was incredibly valuable.
Oluo defined many types of racism that occur and also gives the reader tools to help address this racism. This straightforward and easy-to-read book was a great starting book for anyone wanting to learn more about racism. And, it will also help you address racism with people who aren’t quite ready to talk about it.
Read this book if you’re ready to learn about antiracism, are interested in social justice topics, want to learn to be a better citizen, or love to read books about current events.