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So you want to talk about race

Author: Ijeoma Oluo
Publisher: New York, NY : Seal Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ijeoma Oluo
ISBN: 9781580058827 1580058825
OCLC Number: 1051137720
Notes: "First trade paperback edition: September 2019"--Title page verso.
Includes discussion guide (©2019).
Originally published in hardcover by Seal Press in 2018.
Description: xvi, 255 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : so you want to talk about race --
Is it really about race? --
What is racism? --
What if I talk about race wrong? --
Why am I always being told to "check my privilege"? --
What is intersectionality and why do I need it? --
Is police brutality really about race? --
How can I talk about affirmative action? --
What is the school-to-prison pipeline? --
Why can't I say the "N" word? --
What is cultural appropriation? --
Why can't I touch your hair? --
What are microaggressions? --
Why are our students so angry? --
What is the model minority myth? --
But what if I hate Al Sharpton? --
I just got called racist, what do I do now? --
Talking is great, but what else can I do?
Responsibility: Ijeoma Oluo.

Abstract:

In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America. Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
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