Ijeoma Oluo answers the questions about race that you were afraid to ask, in the hopes that by beginning to talk about these issues, people will eventually do more than talk, and start to act. If you’ve ever wondered what it means to have privilege, what micro-aggressions are, and what it means to be intersectional, this is the book for you.
I’ve been thinking about whether or not I was going to post anything about what’s been happening since the tragic death of George Floyd. I’ve been signing petitions, donating, and sharing resources on social media, but I haven’t posted anything here on my blog. I’ve been deliberating this for a while now but I didn’t know whether I had anything valuable to add to the conversation. On the other hand, not saying anything was sitting uncomfortably with me, and getting more uncomfortable every time one of my scheduled posts written weeks ago went live with no mention of what’s currently going on.