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So You Want To Talk About Race

Writer and author of the bestselling book, So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo wants to change the way we talk about race and racism.

Ijeoma Oluo

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.

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, Roxane Gay, Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay The Meaning of a Word. (From Seal Press)

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Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, wants to change way we discuss racism. “We need to look at what racial oppression actually is. It is not a collection of people who don’t like people of colour, and in fact it never was.” 39:26

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