Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us socially, economically, and politically

After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?

In this ambitious survey of the last century of American history, Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men's deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research, interviews, and the powerful, personal writing for which she is celebrated, Oluo investigates the backstory of America's growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all.

Title:Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
ISBN:9781580059510
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  • The Artisan Geek

    3/7/20Really really want to read this book!!30/11/19That title though!You can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website...

  • Julie Ehlers

    It's as if when we continuously pass up the opportunity to listen to those most affected by the shortcomings of our systems, and instead continue to reward those who benefit most from those systems, w...

  • Elyse  Walters

    It’s a very appropriate time to read Ijeoma Oluo’s new book, ‘Mediocre’, Nigerian-American author of the outstanding-‘must read’ book called “So You Want To Talk About Race”.........WH...

  • Alexa

    An intense and satisfying read--I love nonfiction like this. Sociopolitical analysis and examining societal issues through a specific lens is like food for my brain. Now, I went in agreeing with the t...

  • Mari

    Why you may not like this book: You don't think white supremacy is an issue in this country and confronting the reality of white, male mediocrity will hurt your feelings. Why I loved this book: Oluo h...

  • Seregon

    So it's perfectly fine to be racist, just so long as it's against white people. Trump won b/c of racist bullshit like this. God forbid someone write a book just like this, but about anyone brown......

  • Traci at The Stacks

    I mostly liked this book a lot. Really loved Oluo’s writing and voice. Incredibly well done mixing the history with the modern day examples with her authors personal experiences. A good crash course...

  • emma

    don't mind me, just...adding the hell out of this ...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    I read read So You Want to Talk About Race and it was extremely eye opening so I am super excited to see what Ijeoma coming next. | Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ?

    THE FEMINIST IN ME LIKED THIS - THE ACADEMIC IN ME DID NOTIf you'll ask me to label myself, I would definitely use the words feminist and academic early on. Those are two of the labels that really des...