So You Want to Talk about Race (Hardcover)

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It’s 2018 and a concept that still mystifies some, distresses others, and is often left unresolved is the social construct of race. From income inequality and education to housing and police brutality, race touches myriad issues in bounteous ways and for Oluo it is high time to finally address these intersections. Part heart-wrenching memoir and part hard-hitting sociological analysis, Oluo provides agency to marginalized voices and education to those with unseen privilege. Writing like this is a cornerstone of intersectional feminist thought and action. -Teasha

— From Spring Booknotes 2018

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In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's 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 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."

About the Author


Ijeoma Oluo is a writer and speaker whose work on race has been featured in The Guardian, New York magazine, xoJane, Jezebel, and more. She is also an editor-at-large at The Establishment, and Seattle magazine named her "one of the most influential people" in Seattle.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580056779
ISBN-10: 1580056776
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English