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

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

'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant A powerful and provocative argument on the role that race and racism play in modern Britain, by award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge 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 b 'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant A powerful and provocati...

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Title:Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Author:Reni Eddo-Lodge
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:249 pages pages

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

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 14, 2017
    A very readable and timely look at the history and continued structures of racism within the UK. Later chapters break down the intersects around race that relate to feminism, class and education. Required reading. "The perverse thing about our current racial structure is that it has...
  • Mohammed P Aslam
    Jul 19, 2017
    Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote in the Guardian (June 2017) where she stated, White privilege is a manipulative, suffocating blanket of power that envelopes everything we know, like a snowy day. Why wouldn?t we wish to talk to white people about race, this would be an automatic response to ...
  • Clif Hostetler
    Nov 23, 2017
    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 of the near impossibility of communicating the fact of structural racism to white peopl...
  • Trish
    Jan 13, 2018
    Reni Eddo-Lodge no longer wants to talk to white people about race because white people always manage to make the conversation about themselves. Isn?t this the original definition of a bore? This would actually be funny if it didn?t have such deadly consequences for people of color...
  • MissFabularian
    Jun 30, 2017
    You know that feeling you get when you've read something really important? I had that feeling when I read this book. This book, inspired by the author's blog post from 2014, is an inciteful look at race relations in the UK that could well be accurate in the USA, and probably worldw...
  • Emily
    Jan 14, 2018
    First exposure to intersectionality is like being handed a pair of glasses you didn't know you needed. ...
  • TheSkepticalReader
    Jul 22, 2017
    ?When do you think we?ll get to an end point?? ?There is no end point in sight,? I reply. ?You can?t skip to the resolution without having the difficult, messy conversation first. We?re still in the hard bit.? In 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge made a blog post, from wher...
  • Didi
    Aug 16, 2017
    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 the only black person in the room. https://browngirlreading.com/2017/08/... ...
  • Tadas Talaikis
    Aug 01, 2017
    This should be interesting, because I don't see "color" and I am constantly seeing some racists out there, in the wild. I want to understand their idiotic "logic". Now I have only one hypothesis, backed by various research pieces, - when people live too well, they lose empathy, because...
  • Adriana Scarpin
    Feb 15, 2018
    Décimo sexto livro do clube de leitura feminista da Emma Watson No primeiro capítulo a autora traz a história das questões raciais na Inglaterra, o que é muito interessante pois não chega até nós essas informações, nós sabemos da questão colonial e das grandes guerras, m...
  • Suswati
    Jul 02, 2017
    My reaction to this book was FINALLY someone is discussing the intersectionality between feminism, classism, and the British identity with race and racism. Having spoken to her personally about this during one of her talks, it's rather refreshing to hear it included. Absolutely current...
  • Theo
    Jun 10, 2017
    A book all white people should read. If you assume this book is racist then you'd be wrong. It lays out a lot of facts about how race affects people who aren't white in the UK that are interesting and damning. Luckily the author's writing is brisk and highly readable. Unlike ma...
  • Lily
    Feb 04, 2018
    ?Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can?t afford to stay silent.? ...
  • Ian Connel
    Nov 29, 2017
    "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 and respect to other humans?" If you answered no, then you are not a moron. S...
  • Gem (Glimpsing Gembles Blog)
    Jul 07, 2017
    I read this book hoping to learn more, but I was disappointed. Although there were a lot of well researched, important, and heartbreaking facts, I wanted more about what we can all do to improve the situation. Maybe a follow up book would be great to build on the facts and history prov...
  • David Mcqueen
    Jul 31, 2017
    The title can piss a lot of people off, but the provocative lead got me and drew me into a well researched treatise as to why the conversations about race are usually ignored. Well written and one of my favourite books for 2017 ...
  • Kaitlin
    Aug 31, 2017
    This is a book I picked up on audible as I had heard pretty rave things about the author and her work. I was definitely not disappointed as the audio version is actually narrated by the author, and this lends a lot more to the book than I think reading it would have, because it feels i...
  • Mich
    Jun 23, 2017
    I would be lying to you if i told you i didnt sticky-note every other page. Racism is alive and well in Britain and this book here is ready ? ta ? give ? you ? the ? facts ?. I wish there was a miniature version i could carry around in my bag Im not even joking. How d...
  • Mindy Reads
    Sep 27, 2017
    Although I do believe many points she made are valid, I have a hard time with how a lot of the book makes generalities and doesn't back up what it's claiming. ...
  • André Oliveira
    Jan 25, 2018
    Foi uma leitura rápida e interessante. É sempre bom ouvir/ler novos pontos de vista. ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Nov 30, 2017
    Very interesting and articulate, but would've loved if it had gone more in depth. ...
  • Matheus Freitas
    Dec 07, 2017
    ?I won?t lie, this wasn?t an easy read. The title made me roll my eyes, but I decided to give it a chance ? after all, something that I?m not interested is thinking that the whole world share my opinions (which is something that the author is not that careful with when talkin...
  • Isobel
    Jan 17, 2018
    It?s hard to know what to say about this book other than that every white person in Britain has a duty to read it. I?ve always been aware of racism, felt uncomfortable about it and saddened by it, but never really knew what to do. Sometimes I?d hear racist things said and cal...
  • Peter
    Nov 29, 2017
    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 and asians since we have been married and my wife as had almost nothing in ...
  • leynes
    Aug 05, 2017
    I read Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race based upon the recommendation of Yamini. So make sure to check out her review. Shutting up about racism creates the sort of silence that requires some to suffer so that others are comfortable. And it's definitely a book that I...
  • PolicemanPrawn
    Jul 24, 2017
    I wanted to like this book, and there is a desperate need for sensible thinking on this topic, but this is not it. While there are some sensible points (such as the problems with the ?colourblind? approach to racism, and racism in the workplace and with regards to recruitment), thi...
  • Angela
    Nov 26, 2017
    I feel I can't properly give this book 5 stars because prior to reading this book I was not familiar with the structural and individual racism enforced in the UK. Unfortunately, it seems the author and others in the UK have been just as ignorant of it as well, willfully or otherwise. N...
  • Emma Wallace
    Apr 29, 2017
    Beautiful, harrowing, emotional and raw; quite possibly the best book I have read all year! I write this review with an awareness that this book was never designed for my consumption or even education: this is such a personal account of Reni's experience and the historical experience o...
  • Meike
    Aug 27, 2017
    Don?t let the book?s title irritate you: In this text, Reni Eddo-Lodge does nothing but talking about race, especially to white people, and she calls upon everyone to challenge the structural set-up that allows racism to thrive. From black history in Britain (which is obviously not...
  • Rick Burin
    Dec 05, 2017
    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 ?structural? (institutionalised) racism is the biggest problem facing Britain tod...