So You Want to Talk about Race

So You Want to Talk about Race

by Ijeoma Oluo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580056779
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 13,166
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: So you want to talk about race 1

1 Is it really about race? 8

2 What is racism? 23

3 What if I talk about race wrong? 37

4 Why am I always being told to "check my privilege"? 53

5 What is intersectionality and why do I need it? 70

6 Is police brutality really about race? 83

7 How can I talk about affirmative action? 99

8 What is the school-to-prison pipeline? 121

9 Why can't I say the "N" word? 134

10 What is cultural appropriation? 142

11 Why can't I touch your hair? 153

12 What are microaggressions? 162

13 Why are our students so angry? 179

14 What is the model minority myth? 189

15 But what if I hate Al Sharpton 201

16 I just got called racist, what do I do now? 212

17 Talking is great, but what else can I do? 225

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So You Want to Talk About Race 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and important book. I don't buy many books anymore but I'll be buying at least one of these.
smg5775 6 months ago
This is not a book you can walk away from. It is a book that you will read many times and get different information from it. The first time you read to see what she has to say. The second time to understand what she says. Then you buy it and re-read it over the years to see how it impacts you or see how you can use it to better understand race and racism and how to better your behaviors and thoughts on race and racism. I can understand some of what she says. Other things I can't because I have not experienced it nor lived with those who have. At times I got mad. Other times I just got sad as she relates her experiences. I appreciate that it feels like she is a friend just talking to us on the porch. She does not preach but she gets her point across--sometimes through plain speaking, other times through humor. I never felt like I wanted to walk away from this talk. I wanted to learn--not sure how much I did. Time and re-readings will tell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome