A review by avalydia
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo


I was hoping this would be a good book to give to my parents. Sadly I think it's too "advanced" for them (sigh), but I think well-intentioned readers who want to learn more about overcoming racism will find this a helpful guide on their journey. The book addresses common questions such as "Why can't I say the n-word" and touches upon affirmative action, Al Sharpton, and privilege - basically all the issues defensive white people (like my parents, and once upon a time myself) bring up when engaging with racism.