So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

So You Want to Talk About Race

  • Release Date: Jan 16th, 2018
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings


In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

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.

Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word."


  • This is a NEED TO READ book.

    By ZHT Mom
    This is the book that I have been waiting for. Anyone who has a desire to help heal our world, to open their eyes and ears and hearts in order to bridge the “chasm” of race in America, is ready for this book. You could look at this as a starting point, a basic introduction to the complex issue of racism in our country, and also as in invitation to come to the conversation and be part of the work. Ms. Oluo’s writing is beautiful, strong and dynamic. This is a book that needs to be read, and discussed, and incorporated into our national conversation.
  • Don’t waste your time

  • Political Correctness

    By Slim Kitty
    I’m sick and tired of this. White privilege doesn’t exist, and BLM is stupid.