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 Ijeo From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and ...

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Title:Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
Author:Ijeoma Oluo
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Mediocre
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Reviews

  • Jessica Jeffers
    Jan 12, 2021
    This was fantastic. ...
  • Casey the Reader
    Nov 11, 2020
    Thanks to Seal Press for the free advance copy of this book. MEDIOCRE is one of those books that makes the reader feel like they've put on a new pair of glasses and everything is clearer. So much of what Oluo dissects in this book are ideas that I've seen half-formed in m...
  • Elyse  Walters
    Dec 29, 2020
    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?... ......WHY?.... ?What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of wh...
  • Andrea
    Jan 06, 2021
    I was just finishing this book when there was an attempted coup on our government. It was so timely. But also...it would have been timely at any time during the past 200 years Oluo covers in this book. From the image and nostalgia of the "Wild West" to the Malheur takeover...
  • Kaethe Douglas
    Dec 28, 2020
    Library copy ...
  • Kara Babcock
    Dec 05, 2020
    When I heard Ijeoma Oluo had written another book, there was no question in my mind that I would run, not walk, to NetGalley to request it. Publisher Seal Press made it happen! Medicore: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America is a formidable follow-up to So You Want to Talk Abou...
  • Skip
    Jan 24, 2021
    Interesting premise, poor execution. Author Ijeoma Oluo takes on a monster topic and fails in my opinion to make a coherent case that while males have systemically damaged America. The first 2-3 chapters are dreadful. Wild Bill Cody scalping native Americans and slaughtering almost the...
  • Krisette Spangler
    Jan 11, 2021
    I really wanted to have an open mind while I read this book. There are some definite injustices that white settlers have inflicted on people of color in this nation. However, as a wife, mother, daughter and sister of great men; I cannot agree with the stance the author has taken. We...
  • Traci at The Stacks
    Nov 22, 2020
    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 in systemic racism in The US. The first few chapters were stellar. White men have cre...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Sep 27, 2020
    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, we end up making no progress at all. Mediocre is that rare book that overdelive...
  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
    Nov 30, 2020
    THE FEMINIST IN ME LIKED THIS - THE ACADEMIC IN ME DID NOT If 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 describe me and define me. And these two sides of me were at war when it came to...
  • Ivonne Rovira
    Sep 25, 2020
    I would not have believed that I could enjoy another book by Ijeoma Olou as much as I did the excellent So You Want to Talk About Race ? and yet Mediocre is so much better. A political science major in college and an avid reader, I know more than most people about history, includ...
  • Alexa
    Aug 05, 2020
    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 thesis, so this went down easy for me. This will be a frustrating, uncomfortable read f...
  • Mari
    Dec 19, 2020
    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 has such a way of broaching subjects clearly. Her writing is effective and a...
  • Sheena
    Dec 02, 2020
    I was a huge fan of Ijeoma Oluo's previous novel "So You Had to Talk About Race" so I was glad to read another book of hers early! This book was great however at the same time it is more history rather than personal experiences (which I was hoping more for personal exper...
  • Nnenna
    Jan 04, 2021
    Thank you to the publisher for giving me a free copy of this book! All opinions are my own. ?Ours is a society where white culture is normalized and universalized, while cultures of color are demonized, exotified, or erased.? In MEDIOCRE, Oluo writes about the dangers of whit...
  • Seregon
    Oct 16, 2020
    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... So it's perfectly fine to be racist, just so long as it's against white peo...
  • David Wineberg
    Sep 13, 2020
    Ijeoma Oluo has put together a seemingly endless string of situations where women and people of color have their lives battered and twisted out of shape by white male supremacy. By the end of Mediocre, the feelings of oppression, suppression and anarchic violence become overwhelming. T...
  • emma
    Dec 05, 2020
    don't mind me, just...adding the hell out of this don't mind me, just...adding the hell out of this ...more ...
  • Gary Moreau
    Dec 01, 2020
    In the first 100 pages of ?Mediocre? the book felt very different from Oluo?s acclaimed ?So You Want to Talk About Race.? Oh, Ijeoma Oluo?s prose is still terrific (Why do I feel like Barney Fife in writing the word terrific?) Some will surely say it is in your face, but...
  • Tomes And Textiles
    Jan 26, 2021
    I have a lot to say about this book that I will get to soon, but, for now, just know that this is the book of the moment. EVERYONE needs to read it and get it into their friends and families hands. Full review now up on TOMES AND TEXTILES. HOLY. SHIT. THIS. BOOK. ? Do you ev...
  • MÉYO
    Dec 23, 2020
    I want my brain cells back. ? Oluo is just another ?woke grifter? to emerge and profit from the delusion that the rot of American politics started January 20th, 2017 despite ALL the evidence to the contrary. Instead of taking a macro view and criticizing the corruption that pla...
  • The Artisan Geek
    Nov 29, 2019
    3/7/20 Really really want to read this book!! 30/11/19 That title though! You can find me on Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website 3/7/20 Really really want to read this book!! 30/11/19 That title though! You can find me on Youtube | Instagram | Twit...
  • Iulia
    Jan 05, 2021
    I was drawn to this book because of the title, and even though I enjoyed it, it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. For some reason, I assumed it would focus more on what white male mediocrity is, how it came to be, and how it impacts different social spaces, all of which t...
  • Esther King
    Aug 19, 2020
    Please note this is a 3.5 This is a scathing interpretation of the current events that present themselves in the media, and one that is a little more intense than many others. It focuses on different facets than the normal books about this topic do- there's a study of groups th...
  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
    Jun 11, 2020
    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 I read read So You Want to Talk About Race and it was extremely eye opening so I am s...
  • Youp
    Jul 01, 2020
    Oh boy. ...
  • Margaret Kelly
    Jun 12, 2020
    I want to clarify that this rating is in response to the rando that was clearly triggered by the title and gave it 3 stars, and not because I've read this book yet. Can't wait to read it when it's published, however, and I'm sure the 5 stars will stay that way! E...
  • Carlos HS
    Dec 28, 2020
    Mediocrijeoma's latest book is a part fiction and part temper tantrum work of ... profound woke scholarship and semi-insights. It is a book so good that everyone who has not read it will praise it in public forums :) Readers (those who are used to reading more than Twits and ar...
  • alaya
    Oct 25, 2020
    4.5 stars. oh, man. i?m not going to say too much, but let me just say that I don?t regret being up this late to finish this book (it?s almost 3 am), even though I know that I have a work-related call in the morning. to be completely honest, I did appreciate some sections/sty...