M. Jonsson

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

  • By: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Narrated by: Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
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In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren't affected by it. She gave the post the title 'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race'. Her sharp, fiercely intelligent words hit a nerve, and the post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own similar experiences.

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  • Thank you.

  • By Anonymous User on 25-06-2018

An educational experience for white people

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Reviewed: 29-06-2018

I’ve never really thought about the black history of England before, probably because I’m Australian so I’m more focused on the black history of Australia.

This book made me realise it’s not enough just to be anti-racist, I’ve got to take anti-racist action whenever possible. Notice things and say something. Make changes where I can affect change.

At times I felt guilt or denial when listening and i had to check myself and my attitudes. There is always room for improvement.

Thanks for writing this book, Reni.

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