Hi friends, happy Thursday! I hope you’re all having a good week so far. Today is my Friday as I have tomorrow booked off of work! 😄 But if course, come the end of my work day I lost Internet in my house 😩 (hence why this post is up so late!) Anywho’s today I’m going to be posting my review of Reni Eddo-Lodge’s book 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: This book was impactful; it had power behind its words and it spoke to the reader. Dissecting different aspects of racism really helped to break it down for the reader and really gave a comprehensive understanding. This wasn’t a slam at white people, this was a very well broken down book where Eddo-Lodge talks about the reasoning behind why she’s no longer talking to white people who don’t want to listen or acknowledge the fact that racism still exists. She dives deep into the politics of systemic racism, she dives into the feminist side of racism and into the class system and explaining white privilege. Even though this book focuses on the United Kingdom, readers from all over can still read this and benefit from it; they can still learn something and read it to keep the conversation going. This was eye opening for someone who doesn’t live in the UK and doesn’t know a lot of UK history. There were times when the writing would get dense with history or politics but that didn’t stop the reader from wanting to read and understand more. The way that Eddo-Lodge structured the book was well thought out and done well; starting with the history and slowly showing how racism still effects the world today. This is a short book but powerful book and is definitely recommended.