It’s on my reading list
by Huma Munshi
“White privilege is one of the reasons why I stopped talking to white people about race…the idea of white privilege forces white people who aren’t actively racist to confront their own complicity in its continuing existence”. This quote from Reni’s book captures the struggle many people of colour have experienced.
Talking about race and racism in white spaces can be emotionally draining and frustrating. At times it has led me to withdraw from activist spaces. But Reni Eddo-Lodge new book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race isn’t a book about withdrawing, it is a book to galvanise activists into taking action.
I remember the twitter furore that followed BBC Woman’s Hour when Reni was on with Laura Bates from the Everyday Sexism Project and the feminist writer and campaigner, Caroline Criado-Perez. Reni spoke out about the racism within feminism. This was misconstrued and in the aftermath, Reni wrote her viral blog which forms the basis of this book. She had said that…
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