Who wants to talk to me
Has the person across the crowded room been looking your way? If your eyes meet, smile, and see what happens.
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Because of these things I can not in good conscience recommend this book if you're looking for something that stays on topic and does not have other agendas. To get the free app, mobile phone.
Her words are daggers that pierce through injustice, while also disarming you with humor and love. And yes, I am being sensitive to the censors who will look at this before posting it. How are ratings calculated? Special offers and product promotions Amazon Business: Make the most of your Amazon Business with exclusive tools and savings. Customers who bought this item also bought. While she did talk about some very important topics, I was not totally able to get behind her because of these things.
As a African American male I choose this book in hopes of further educating myself on our society as a whole and the plight of the African American community. Publication date. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist?
Finally, she played the victim way too much for my liking. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. January 16, See all details. No one cuts through the chatter with more humor, insight and clarity. It was a huge turn off at times and made it hard to listen to. Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair -- and how do you make it right?
The writing is elegantly simple, which is a real feat when tackling such a thorny issue. A clear and candid contribution to an essential conversation.
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy -- from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans -- has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Verified Purchase.
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Next. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. It's too important. Seamlessly connecting deeply moving personal stories with practical solutions, readers will leave with inspiration and tools to help create personal and societal transformations. Robin DiAngelo. No matter the issue, Ijeoma's thinking is always essential reading. Top reviews from the United States.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? What author would write a book with a target audience that is likely to consider reading it, much less paying for it, akin to wishing for a root canal? Oluo pulls the most exasperated of us back from the brink and reminds us what's to be gained from the discussion. Sometimes we have to pick our battles and save other battles for later.
A necessary read for any white person seriously committed to better understanding race in the United States. How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? Register a free business. Apparently, Ijeoma Oluo. She continually forces lesbian, trans, and other groups into a book that I believed to be about race. Think of it as Race for the Willing-to-Listen.
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The next issue I had was that she comes off extremely arrogant and condescending at times. Please try again later. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. How to Be an Antiracist.
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Instead, who system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Regardless of your comfort level, educational background, or experience when it comes to talking about race, Ijeoma has created a wonderful tool to help broach these conversations and help us work toward a better world for people of color from all walks of life.
Help others learn more about this product by ing a video! Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. She lives in Seattle, Washington. I actually listened to this book so I was able to hear her tone and not imagining what she meant want reading it.
Ijeoma Oluo. The constant whoa is me stuff at all times is not my cup of tea. Reviews with images. While those groups are also important, that could have been saved for another book. She seems as if she wants everything her way and she wants it now.
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Companion Works. mobile or address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. In So You Want to Talk About RaceIjeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.
It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Ibram X. Beverly Daniel Tatum. Review "I don't think I've ever seen a writer have such an instant, visceral, electric impact on readers. If a picture says a thousand words, an talk is worth ten thousand pictures. My personal tolerance is irrelevant. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. Unfortunately, I was unable to learn much from it.