So You Want to Talk about Race

This book is a treasure of direct, unambiguous, brutally honest yet kind ”actionable” writing about race in America. The author clearly explains terms such as intersectionality, privilege, affirmative action, school-to-prison pipeline, cultural appropriation, micro-aggressions, racist and racism.  In each chapter, she reveals real-life experiences to illustrate her points, and includes lists of ideas to answer the question, “what do I do now?” and other hot topics like “why can’t I say the ‘N’ word? and “why can’t I touch your hair?’ The author was named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African-Americans in 2017 and her writing has been featured in the Washington Post, The Guardian and she is a frequently requested public speaker.  You can read more about her at  She lives in Seattle. Her book is an impassioned primer on how to listen, how to question yourself and your beliefs, how not to pre-judge or be defensive when confronted with accusations of behaving in a racist manner.  This book is full of practical solutions to help increase your understanding and your ability of how to be more aware of the racist actions of others.  It will help you make a difference.

So you want to talk about raceBy Oluo, Ijeoma, author.

"Ijeoma Oluo has emerged as one of Seattle's strongest voices for social justice...Best of all, she gets her message across with incisive wit, remarkable humor and an appropriate magnitude of rage."-Seattle magazine

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