So You Want to Talk About Race Audiobook
I take the liberty of quoting Ijeoma Oluo: “Read it, then tell everyone you know.” This absolutely sums up my feeling by closing Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race: it is an extremely complete and powerful study of the situation of blacks in the world today Frankly, I took it for my rank, this book So You Want to Talk About Race Audiobook made me think a lot about my own behaviors, but that is precisely what makes its effectiveness.
First, I want to stress the effectiveness of the title. Because she says she no longer wants to talk about race to white people, Ijeoma Oluo drew me to her book: I think this title works very well because it plays on the sensitivity of white people. to their setting aside any discussion of race. Unconsciously, I must have felt excluded from the discussion, which prompted me to inform myself, and therefore to read this book.
It’s brilliant! As for the content, I cannot summarize it, but I can only actively recommend that you read it. Ijeoma Oluo gets straight to the point. She’s straightforward, factual when needed, and absolutely ruthless. Its writing, similar to that of a blog, makes reading easy and terribly overwhelming at the same time.
One of the many lessons I re-learned from reading this book: it’s time to stop pointing fingers at the United States as THE country of institutionalized racism. In the UK, as in the world, it’s time to start seeing the beam in our eye.