This is THE book on race we've been waiting for. Ijeoma Oluo turns her wise and brilliant brain to the task of teaching the basics to anyone who's ever felt confused, hurt, tongue-tied, conflicted, ignorant, or ignored on the topic of racism and how to create a less racist world. Self-examination, recognition and repair when we or others around us screw up, empathy, and understanding the history of race and racism are all key components here, and Oluo lays it out clearly and in a way that anyone can understand and learn from.
You may have read Oluo's work in The Guardian, Jezebel, xoJane, The New York Times, etc, and now you can enjoy 250 pages of her direct, incisive, sometimes humorous and always readable work. Intersectionality, history from the origins of white privilege to the Black Lives Matter movement, and so many points in between, this is a book for everyone. Get one for yourself and donate one to your local high school. Then get out there and start, or keep having, those important conversations.
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