Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' that led to this book.

Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.

Title:Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781408870556
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    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race Reviews

  • Kai

    "White privilege is the fact that if you're white, your race will almost certainly positively impact your life's trajectory in some way. And you probably won't even notice it."Once again - calm your h...

  • Ian Connel

    "Why I'm No Longer Talking to Black People about Race."Consider that statement if you want to read this book. Avoid the mental gymnastics of postmodernism. Ask yourself, "does this statement show love...

  • Ariel

    A great primer about Black history in England and why it's important to be intersectional and to think outside of your own experience. Especially as a Canadian it was really interesting to read about ...

  • Peter

    Utter crap!Let me explain why.My wife is from Bangladesh, we will have been married for twenty years this december and have two wonderful daughters.My point: I have had more racist abuse from blacks a...

  • emma

    i planned on writing a full review of this, but i think all i need to say is:if you are British and you haven't read this book, change that.if you are a white feminist and you haven't read this book, ...

  • Brown Girl Reading

    It was approximately five months ago that my book club was speaking about race since we were discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I found myself being the unique reference since I was th...

  • Rick Burin

    Reni Eddo-Lodge opens up her provocative and challenging viral blogpost of 2014 into a 224-page (big type) book that has something to say, but says it unbelievably poorly. Eddo-Lodge may be right that...

  • Thomas

    One of the best books I have ever read, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is essential reading for anyone who cares about social justice, other people, and the state of our society....

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    Racism is a virus, but as long as well meaning, but terribly mislead mental anti vaxxers keep avoiding changing their worldview, overcoming their subconscious bias and agenda, and aren´t willing to o...

  • Clif Hostetler

    This book was prompted by the viral response that resulted from the posting of this message on the author's blog. I think the message is worth reading because it provides an excellent articulation...