Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jun 1, 2017 - Social Science - 272 pages
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'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS NON-FICTION NARRATIVE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
FOYLES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
BLACKWELL'S NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR A BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD
 

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I always wondered why race relations are different in Europe, and why white Europeans deny racism in themselves and constantly call the U. S. racist. I grew up in a racist environment in a southern ... Read full review

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OK, I'm in trouble already: the obvious response to this book, whether one has read it, or no, is to praise it to the hilt and beat one's breast. Perhaps I am not the audience for this, but I would ... Read full review

Contents

1 Histories
1
2 The System
57
3 What is White Privilege?
85
4 Fear of a Black Planet
117
5 The Feminism Question
143
6 Race and Class
189
7 Theres No Justice Theres Just Us
213
Notes
239
Bibliography
253
Acknowledgements
255
Index
257
A Note on the Type
263
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About the author (2017)

Reni Eddo-Lodge is a London-based, award-winning journalist. She has written for the New York Times, the Voice, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Stylist, Inside Housing, the Pool, Dazed and Confused, and the New Humanist. She is the winner of a Women of the World Bold Moves Award, an MHP 30 to Watch Award and was chosen as one of the Top 30 Young People in Digital Media by the Guardian in 2014. She has also been listed in Elle's 100 Inspirational Women list, and The Root's 30 Black Viral Voices Under 30. She contributed to The Good Immigrant. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race is her first book. It won the 2018 British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year, the 2018 Jhalak Prize, was chosen as Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Blackwell's Non-Fiction Book of the Year, was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and the Orwell Prize and shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Non-Fiction.

renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni

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