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

Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is a personal yet deeply researched book about why conversations with and between white people about race are crucial to social change.

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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

by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Overview

There are a lot of buzzwords and phrases in the popular discourse on racism: anti-racism, white privilege, intersectionality. But what do these terms really mean, and what do they signify in personal terms as well as the larger social context?

For white people, these words can have deep meaning or none at all. For people of color like Reni Eddo-Lodge, these are facets of society that they experience every day through the systemic racism that exists in the United Kingdom and countries like it.

Reni Eddo-Lodge is a London-based journalist, activist, author and speaker on anti-racism. What began as a fed-up blog post in 2014 has now blown up into a larger, positive, and continuing conversation about structural racism in the UK.

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How can I define white privilege? It's so difficult to describe an absence. And white privilege is an absence of the negative consequences of racism.

- Reni Eddo-Lodge

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