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

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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

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 by those who weren't affected by it. She posted a piece on her blog, entitled: 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'.

Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings.

Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge and counter racism. It is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.



Title : Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race
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ISBN : 140887055X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 249 pages


Reviews


Didi rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 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/...


Clif rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 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 people who happe...


TheSkepticalReader rated it ★★★★★

September 03, 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 where emerges the book title, about why...


Ian rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 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. Stay that way. Treat...


Trish rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 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 everywhere. “...


Peter rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 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 comparison. In fact the...


leynes rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 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, myself, w...


Emma rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2018

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 of all POC i...


Mindy rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 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.


Mohammed P Aslam rated it ★★★☆☆

July 20, 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 the title of this...





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