So You Want to Talk about Race

  • 7h 41m 55s
  • Ijeoma Oluo
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc. dba Blackstone Publishing
  • 2018

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that listeners of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions listeners don't dare ask and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned and crystallize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word". A Harper's Bazaar pick of One of 10 Books to Read in 2018.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter One - Is it Really about Race?
  • Chapter Two - What is Racism?
  • Chapter Three - What If I Talk about Race Wrong?
  • Chapter Four - Why am I Always Being Told to “Check My Privilege”?
  • Chapter Five - What is Intersectionality and Why Do I Need it?
  • Chapter Six - Is Police Brutality Really about Race?
  • Chapter Seven - How Can I Talk about Affirmative Action?
  • Chapter Eight - What is the School-to-Prison Pipeline?
  • Chapter Nine - Why Can't I Say the “N” Word?
  • Chapter Ten - What is Cultural Appropriation?
  • Chapter Eleven - Why Can't I Touch Your Hair?
  • Chapter Twelve - What are Microaggressions?
  • Chapter Thirteen - Why are Our Students So Angry?
  • Chapter Fourteen - What is the Model Minority Myth?
  • Chapter Fifteen - But What If I Hate Al Sharpton?
  • Chapter Sixteen - I Just Got Called Racist, What Do I Do Now?
  • Chapter Seventeen - Talking is Great, But What Else Can I Do?