Study Guide: So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

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Leaving no room for your unquestioned assumptions to hide, Ijeoma Oluo provides an in-depth yet empathetic investigation into the many ways white supremacy continues to impact communities and persons of color in many ways that may seem  "invisible" to white readers but familiar and affirming to readers of color.

More importantly Oluo provides inspiration and structure for ways to challenge the continuation of these behaviors that begin with whiteness as the basis of "us" and anyone else lacking in whiteness as "them" - whether in our own households and workplaces or internalized within ourselves.

Inside the Workbook:

  • Essentially a journal created for those working through their own emotional and social awareness of race and racism with guidance from So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Otuo.
  • Lots of prompts, areas for personal reflection and to do lists for the student / reader

About So You Want to Talk About Race:

  • 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.
  • "Oluo gives us -- both white people and people of color -- that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases." -- National Book Review
  • "Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt . . . it's for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action." -- Salon
  • Item Weight : 15.5 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6.38 x 1 x 9.38 inches


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