✺ Recommended Book. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge.
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.
It read: ❝ I’m no longer engaging with white people on the topic of race. Not all white people, just the vast majority who refuse to accept the existence of structural racism and its symptoms. I can no longer engage with the gulf of an emotional disconnect that white people display when a person of colour articulates their experience. You can see their eyes shut down and harden. It’s like treacle is poured into their ears, blocking up their ear canals. It’s like they can no longer hear us ❞
Who is this #remarkable woman ?
Reni Eddo-Lodge (born 25 September 1989) is a British journalist and author, whose writing primarily focuses on feminism and exposing structural racism. She has written for a range of publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Voice, BuzzFeed, Vice, i-D and Dazed & Confused, and is a contributor to the 2019 anthology New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby.
In June 2020, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (published in 2017), rose 155 places to top the UK non-fiction paperback chart, at the same time as Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 novel Girl, Woman, Other topped the paperback fiction chart, the first time books by black British women headed both charts. On 16 June 2020 she became the first black British woman to be No. 1 overall in the British book charts.
Pic by Reni Eddo-Lodge.
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