Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Author:   Ijeoma Oluo
Publisher:   Seal Books
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Publication Date:   01 December 2020
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments? Through the last 150 years of American history-from the post-Reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics-Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism. As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.

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Author:   Ijeoma Oluo
Publisher:   Seal Books
Imprint:   Seal Books
Edition:   Library Edition
ISBN:  

9781549136931


ISBN 10:   1549136933
Publication Date:   01 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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A nuanced analysis of White male America--and how white supremacy has affected politics, football, and more. Oluo deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative, and the result is both uncomfortable and illuminating. -- Washington Post A master class in understanding how systems of domination working relentlessly in the service of white male patriarchy not only harm all women and people of color but ultimately hinder white men themselves from reaching greatness. -- Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author


There is no one more adept at parsing the toxic effects of white male privilege and systemic oppression than the immensely talented Ijeoma Oluo. Her brilliant book is a master class in understanding how systems of domination working relentlessly in the service of white male patriarchy not only harm all women and people of color, but ultimately hinder white men themselves from reaching greatness. -- Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author


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Ijeoma Oluo is the New York Times-bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race. Her writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Elle, Time, the Stranger, and the Guardian, among others. Named one of the Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017 and one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle magazine, she lives in Seattle, Washington.

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