So You Want to Talk About Race

Author:   Ijeoma Oluo
Publisher:   Seal Press
ISBN:  

9781580056779


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   08 February 2018
Format:   Hardback
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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 and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay The Meaning of a Word.

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Author:   Ijeoma Oluo
Publisher:   Seal Press
Imprint:   Seal Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   0.440kg
ISBN:  

9781580056779


ISBN 10:   1580056776
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   08 February 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Read it, then recommend it to everyone you know. --Harper's Bazaar, One of 10 Books to Read in 2018 With a clever approach that uses anecdotes, facts, and a little humor, the author challenges all readers to assess their own beliefs and perceptions while clearly looking at polarizing issues --Library Journal, *starred review* Insightful and trenchant --Publisher's Weekly While so many people want to become 'thought leaders, ' 'bloggers, ' or even just 'influential, ' Oluo is eons past that. --Forbes Everyone should be paying attention to Ijeoma Oluo. --The Root Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. . . A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation. --Kirkus Oluo has created a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Seamlessly connecting deeply moving personal stories with practical solutions, readers will leave with inspiration and tools to help create personal and societal transformations. A necessary read for any white person seriously committed to better understanding race in the United States. --MATT McGORRY, actor When you need a super team to help you make sense of today's complex conversation on identity and representation, Ijeoma needs to be your number one pick. No one cuts through the chatter with more humor, insight and clarity. No matter the issue, Ijeoma's thinking is always essential reading. --JENNY YANG, comedian, writer, and co-founder and co-producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy Ijeoma Oluo is armed with words. Her words are daggers that pierce through injustice, while also disarming you with humor and love. --HARI KONDABOLU, comedian, writer, and co-host of Politically Re-Active You are not going to find a more user-friendly examination of race in America than Ijeoma Oluo's fantastic new book. The writing is elegantly simple, which is a real feat when tackling such a thorny issue. Think of it as Race for the Willing-to-Listen. --ANDY RICHTER, writer and actor So You Want to Talk About Race strikes the perfect balance of direct and brutally honest without being preachy or, worse, condescending. Regardless of your comfort level, educational background, or experience when it comes to talking about race, Ijeoma has created a wonderful tool to help broach these conversations and help us work toward a better world for people of color from all walks of life. --FRANCHESCA RAMSEY, host and executive producer of MTV's Decoded and author of Well, That Escalated Quickly I don't think I've ever seen a writer have such an instant, visceral, electric impact on readers. Ijeoma Oluo's intellectual clarity and moral sure-footedness make her the kind of unstoppable force that obliterates the very concept of immovable objects. --LINDY WEST, New York Times bestselling author of Shrill


Insightful and trenchant --Publisher's Weekly While so many people want to become 'thought leaders, ' 'bloggers, ' or even just 'influential, ' Oluo is eons past that. --Forbes Everyone should be paying attention to Ijeoma Oluo. --The Root Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. . . A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation. --Kirkus Oluo has created a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Seamlessly connecting deeply moving personal stories with practical solutions, readers will leave with inspiration and tools to help create personal and societal transformations. A necessary read for any white person seriously committed to better understanding race in the United States. --MATT McGORRY, actor When you need a super team to help you make sense of today's complex conversation on identity and representation, Ijeoma needs to be your number one pick. No one cuts through the chatter with more humor, insight and clarity. No matter the issue, Ijeoma's thinking is always essential reading. --JENNY YANG, comedian, writer, and co-founder and co-producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy Ijeoma Oluo is armed with words. Her words are daggers that pierce through injustice, while also disarming you with humor and love. --HARI KONDABOLU, comedian, writer, and co-host of Politically Re-Active You are not going to find a more user-friendly examination of race in America than Ijeoma Oluo's fantastic new book. The writing is elegantly simple, which is a real feat when tackling such a thorny issue. Think of it as Race for the Willing-to-Listen. --ANDY RICHTER, writer and actor So You Want to Talk About Race strikes the perfect balance of direct and brutally honest without being preachy or, worse, condescending. Regardless of your comfort level, educational background, or experience when it comes to talking about race, Ijeoma has created a wonderful tool to help broach these conversations and help us work toward a better world for people of color from all walks of life. --FRANCHESCA RAMSEY, host and executive producer of MTV's Decoded and author of Well, That Escalated Quickly I don't think I've ever seen a writer have such an instant, visceral, electric impact on readers. Ijeoma Oluo's intellectual clarity and moral sure-footedness make her the kind of unstoppable force that obliterates the very concept of immovable objects. --LINDY WEST, New York Times bestselling author of Shrill


While so many people want to become 'thought leaders, ' 'bloggers, ' or even just 'influential, ' Oluo is eons past that. --Forbes Everyone should be paying attention to Ijeoma Oluo. --The Root Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. . . A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation. --Kirkus Oluo has created a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Seamlessly connecting deeply moving personal stories with practical solutions, readers will leave with inspiration and tools to help create personal and societal transformations. A necessary read for any white person seriously committed to better understanding race in the United States. --MATT McGORRY, actor When you need a super team to help you make sense of today's complex conversation on identity and representation, Ijeoma needs to be your number one pick. No one cuts through the chatter with more humor, insight and clarity. No matter the issue, Ijeoma's thinking is always essential reading. --JENNY YANG, comedian, writer, and co-founder and co-producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy Ijeoma Oluo is armed with words. Her words are daggers that pierce through injustice, while also disarming you with humor and love. --HARI KONDABOLU, comedian, writer, and co-host of Politically Re-Active You are not going to find a more user-friendly examination of race in America than Ijeoma Oluo's fantastic new book. The writing is elegantly simple, which is a real feat when tackling such a thorny issue. Think of it as Race for the Willing-to-Listen. --ANDY RICHTER, writer and actor So You Want to Talk About Race strikes the perfect balance of direct and brutally honest without being preachy or, worse, condescending. Regardless of your comfort level, educational background, or experience when it comes to talking about race, Ijeoma has created a wonderful tool to help broach these conversations and help us work toward a better world for people of color from all walks of life. --FRANCHESCA RAMSEY, host and executive producer of MTV's Decoded and author of Well, That Escalated Quickly I don't think I've ever seen a writer have such an instant, visceral, electric impact on readers. Ijeoma Oluo's intellectual clarity and moral sure-footedness make her the kind of unstoppable force that obliterates the very concept of immovable objects. --LINDY WEST, New York Times bestselling author of Shrill


Oluo astutely dismantles issues such as police brutality, cultural appropriation and microaggressions, and the pervasive, poisonous power of racism and white supremacy...balancing the intimacy of a memoirist with the dedication of an investigative journalist. --Bookpage Ijeoma Oluo has built a career on speaking truth to power... [here] she offers a guidebook for those who want to confront racism and white supremacy in their everyday lives, but are unsure where to start. --Bitch Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask. --The Rumpus Read it, then recommend it to everyone you know. --Harper's Bazaar, One of 10 Books to Read in 2018 With a clever approach that uses anecdotes, facts, and a little humor, the author challenges all readers to assess their own beliefs and perceptions while clearly looking at polarizing issues --Library Journal, *starred review* Insightful and trenchant --Publisher's Weekly While so many people want to become 'thought leaders, ' 'bloggers, ' or even just 'influential, ' Oluo is eons past that. --Forbes Everyone should be paying attention to Ijeoma Oluo. --The Root Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism. . . A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation. --Kirkus Oluo has created a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Seamlessly connecting deeply moving personal stories with practical solutions, readers will leave with inspiration and tools to help create personal and societal transformations. A necessary read for any white person seriously committed to better understanding race in the United States. --MATT McGORRY, actor When you need a super team to help you make sense of today's complex conversation on identity and representation, Ijeoma needs to be your number one pick. No one cuts through the chatter with more humor, insight and clarity. No matter the issue, Ijeoma's thinking is always essential reading. --JENNY YANG, comedian, writer, and co-founder and co-producer of Dis/orient/ed Comedy Ijeoma Oluo is armed with words. Her words are daggers that pierce through injustice, while also disarming you with humor and love. --HARI KONDABOLU, comedian, writer, and co-host of Politically Re-Active You are not going to find a more user-friendly examination of race in America than Ijeoma Oluo's fantastic new book. The writing is elegantly simple, which is a real feat when tackling such a thorny issue. Think of it as Race for the Willing-to-Listen. --ANDY RICHTER, writer and actor So You Want to Talk About Race strikes the perfect balance of direct and brutally honest without being preachy or, worse, condescending. Regardless of your comfort level, educational background, or experience when it comes to talking about race, Ijeoma has created a wonderful tool to help broach these conversations and help us work toward a better world for people of color from all walks of life. --FRANCHESCA RAMSEY, host and executive producer of MTV's Decoded and author of Well, That Escalated Quickly I don't think I've ever seen a writer have such an instant, visceral, electric impact on readers. Ijeoma Oluo's intellectual clarity and moral sure-footedness make her the kind of unstoppable force that obliterates the very concept of immovable objects. --LINDY WEST, New York Times bestselling author of Shrill


While so many people want to become 'thought leaders, ' 'bloggers, ' or even just 'influential, ' Oluo is eons past that. --Forbes.com Everyone should be paying attention to Ijeoma Oluo. --The Root 100, 2017 (#61) Straight talk to blacks and whites about the realities of racism...A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation. --Kirkus


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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 post at The Establishment, and Seattle magazine named her one of the most influential people in Seattle.

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