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  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
  • Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Politics
Paperback Published on: 08/03/2018
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Bookseller Reviews

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Brilliant, engaging writing and essential reading
This is the kind of book that rearranges your mind and lets you see the world anew. It's not only essential reading for people, like me, who have never had... READ MORE
Catriona at Waterstones Head Office
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
EVERYBODY should read this
I wish I could donate a copy to every single person in the UK. Eddo-Lodge manages to spell out exactly what racism is, how it works, and why it's still a p... READ MORE
Steph at Basingstoke
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A must read
This book is perfect if you want to understand the history of our country. This is an easy read and very educational.
Hannah Medi

Synopsis

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 legitimacy of structural racism and its symptoms... 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. 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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781408870587
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 218g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
An important read
I received a free copy of the preface and first chapter of this book from Net Galley so my review can only cover these. This feels like an important book, ... READ MORE
Ellie2012
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Must Read!!
Fantastic book, it is an amazing look back through challenges and struggles of someone who is Black and British. It is amazing just how far we think we hav... READ MORE
L GG
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Just not a very good book
I was gifted this book, and am very disappointed, the author, Reni, is simply blaming all the issues and disparities between the races on vaguely described... READ MORE
Thomas Menghini
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Eye-opening
Having read many books on race, this book is one of the only that really concentrates on Britain’s history of racism and the black experience in Britain, r... READ MORE
Holly Hennessy
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Everybody should read this book
Well written, well researched and eye opening. Recommended especially in these times.
Ian Gomez
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A book that needs to be read, even if it’s riddled with bias
It’s important to read this book. It’s an exercise in empathy and simply needs to be absorbed. However, Reni-Lodge frames her argument in such a way, tha... READ MORE
Caitlin Hunter
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
An important read to understand this side of the discussion
If you prefer dogmatic opinion, feelings, and cherry-picked facts and stories instead of detailed laborious analysis, this is the book for you. The provoc... READ MORE
Tom Christie
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
OUTSTANDING!
This book is brilliant in covering the racism that is very much ignored in the United Kingdom and covers history that is not taught in schools. More of the... READ MORE
Heeran Kaur
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Lifechanging
This was the most challenging book I've ever read. It was extremely uncomfortable, I had to question my defensiveness, overcome my guilt and truly hear the... READ MORE
Rachel Amura-Kung
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A book everyone should read
I read this with little more than general knowledge about racial problems (especially in the UK) and this book was an eye-opener for me. I was fascinated f... READ MORE
C.R.
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Essential reading!
A combative but heartfelt account of British racism. A subject that has been swept under the rug for far to long. A fantastic read......prepare to be uncom... READ MORE
David Horton
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Very educational
Couldn't put this book down, learnt so much from it. Analysing my world much more because of it.
Rachel Butler
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Everyone should read this
Interesting, thought provoking and eye opening read. The book is written very well with a mixture of facts, evidence and personal experience.
Ruth Watson
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
This book challenged me in all the best ways
So thoroughly well researched and written with passion. While it’s a short book, I wouldn’t describe it as an easy read. It constantly made me stop to thin... READ MORE
Kunjal Tanna
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Very good chapter on sexism
Renni does a fantastic job of putting the reader in her shoes as she highlights inequality at the harshest level.
Bad Blood
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A tough but incredibly worthy read!
Absolute fantastic book which tackles Britain’s racial issues from past to present head on. Learned so much from reading this book, recommend to everyone.
Milly Tribe
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Great (starting) book for anti-racism!
Would highly recommend to anyone. This is a great book that shows examples of racism in many different forms. It also mentions a few parts of (racist) hist... READ MORE
L James
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A truly vital read.
This is a great primer on Racism in Modern British Culture. It is uncomfortable, insightful and necessary, the exact kind of book everyone should read. The... READ MORE
Lewis from Silverburn
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Brilliant and necessary.
I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me 3 years to get round to reading this book after buying a copy at the start of my degree, but especially after the ... READ MORE
Diana Williams
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A must read!
Dear anyone who thinks Britain “isn’t too bad”, who thinks the UK is exempt from racism, who thinks Black people owe them anything, who thinks they’re not ... READ MORE
Emily  Calderwood
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Education you didn't get in school
This book is so well-explained and communicated in simple terms that will open your eyes to so much. I've learnt so much. It gives you a toolkit to recogni... READ MORE
Jacky
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Undeniably a Must-Read
This book is so informative on racism in Britain, which many people deny exists. Covering the history of Britain and Black people’s lives in Britain, expla... READ MORE
Keeley Rose Boote
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Necessary!
This book is a must-read. An angry book - and rightly so! Institutional racism is still very much present in our society, and us white people are often ob... READ MORE
Kristina at Manchester Deansgate
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Read it and weep.
This book should help white people begin to understand the systemic racism of our'multicultural' society. I despair that society will not change until peop... READ MORE
Gary
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Thought provoking
As a white male of 52 years old and having been a police officer for 30 years I wanted to educate myself and hear a different perspective on race and racis... READ MORE
Stephen  Wardle
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
If I could give this book more than five stars, I would.
I don't often read non-fiction as I'm always so hungry for fiction that I can never be "bothered" to enrich my mind with something more...real, I guess. Ho... READ MORE
Evangeline at Waterstones Torquay
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Enlightening
Yes, I was initially put off by the title. But then that's kind of the point. To tackle racism we need to confront some uncomfortable truths. I've always s... READ MORE
Nicholas Browne
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Enlightening
I found the history chapter particularly insightful and helpful. I have learned so much and will take this into the future.
Abigail Steer
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
The most uncomfortable but important read.
I am afraid I am one of those people who have only recently decided to educate and discover the inherent racism within Britain and also within america due ... READ MORE
Zoe Radley
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
A must read
It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from you need to read this book. It goes into depth the struggle people have talking about race and racism wit... READ MORE
Alice Fanson
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Astonishing book that will shake you awake.
This was my first "Anti - racist" book. The author is Black British, so it gives a perspective that is specific to the UK. The author has managed to articu... READ MORE
Shirin