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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

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

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A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge..I couldn't have a conversation with white folks about the details of a problem if they didn't want to recognise that the problem exists. Worse still was the white person who might be willing to entertain the possibility of said racism, but still thinks we enter this conversation as equals. We didn't then, and we don't now...In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. ..Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own, similar experiences. Galvanised by this response, Eddo-Lodge decided to dive into the source of these feelings; this clear hunger for an open discussion. The result is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today, covering issues from eradicated black history to white privilege, the fallacy of 'meritocracy' to white-washing feminism, and the inextricable link between class and race...Full of passionate, personal and keenly felt argument, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is a wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racism occurring in our homes, offices and communities. It is a timely, essential book by a vital new voice.

This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015 One of the most important books of 2017 Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant Daring, interrogatory, illuminating. A forensic dissection of race in the UK from one of the country's most critical young thinkers. Reni's penetrative voice is like a punch to the jugular. Read it, then tell everyone you know Irenosen Okojie, author of Butterfly Fish I've never been so excited about a book. Thank God somebody finally wrote it ... Blistering ... Absolutely vital writing from one of the most exciting voices in British politics. A stunningly important debut ... Fellow white people: It's our responsibility as to read this book ... This book is essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in living in a fairer, kinder and more equal world Paris Lees It's deep, it's important and I suggest taking a deep breath, delving in and I promise you will come up for air woke and better equipped to understand the underlying issues of race in our society Sharmaine Lovegrove, ELLE Laying bare the mechanisms by which we internalise the assumptions, false narratives and skewed perceptions that perpetuate racism, Eddo-Lodge enables readers of every ethnicity to look at life with clearer eyes. A powerful, compelling and urgent read Ann Morgan, author of A Year of Reading the World A wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racisms occurring in our homes, offices and communities Observer

ISBN: 9781408870556
ISBN-10: 140887055X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Available: 24th May 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1