• Rachel Penate

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo


SUMMARY: "In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans." (Adapted from Goodreads)

REVIEW: So much of learning is unlearning... ⁣So much comfort first begins as discomfort... ⁣So much beauty is discovered in ugly places...⁣

Change of the heart only comes when we allow ourselves to become uncomfortable. And, this book — praise Jesus — made me necessarily uncomfortable. ⁣

Thank you Ijeoma Oluo for being a good teacher. I’m so grateful for your conversational yet confident and authoritative writing. For your approachable yet incredibly challenging discourse on systemic racism. ⁣

Highly recommend this one friends.

SENSITIVITY WARNINGS: Oluo covers a wide-variety of topics regarding racism as well as her corresponding reflections on each topic. I recommend reading this book slowly for the sake of learning. Also, do note that there are a few instances of explicit language use in this book as well.

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