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Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

by Eddo-Lodge, Reni (Author)

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"In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her words h... Full description

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Summary: "In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. The result is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism today. Full of clear, bold and keenly felt arguments, [this book] is a wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racism occurring at its heart. It is a timely, essential book by a vital new voice."--Publisher.
Physical Description: xxi, 261 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-254) and index.
ISBN: 1635572959
9781635572957
Author Notes: Reni Eddo-Lodge is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race . She has written for the New York Times , the Guardian , the Independent , BuzzFeed , and New Humanist , among others. She contributed to The Good Immigrant , an anthology edited by Nikesh Shukla, and hosts the podcast About Race , featuring key voices from antiracist activism. renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni
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