Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race - by Reni Eddo-Lodge (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Discrimination & Race RelationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Bloomsbury PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Reni Eddo-LodgeLanguage: English About the Book This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential. --Marlon James Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential. --Marlon James "The most important book for me this year." --Emma Watson Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for January/February 2018Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the British Book Awards Nonfiction Narrative Book of the YearWinner of the Jhalak PrizeFoyles Nonfiction Book of the YearBlackwell's Nonfiction Book of the Year Named One of the Best Books of 2017 by: NPRThe GuardianThe ObserverThe Brooklyn RailCultured Vultures Award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge was frustrated with the way that discussions of race and racism are so often led by those blind to it, by those willfully ignorant of its legacy. Her response, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, has transformed the conversation both in Britain and around the world. Examining everything from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, from whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge, and counter racism. Including a new afterword by the author, this is a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of color in Britain today, and an essential handbook for anyone looking to understand how structural racism works. Review Quotes "This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential." --Marlon James, author of Man Booker Prize-winning A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS "This political, accessible and uncompromising book has got people talking about race and racism in Britain." --Guardian, Books of the Year "Searing ... A fresh perspective, offering an Anglocentric alternative to the recent status-quo-challenging successes of Get Out and Dear White People. This book's probing analysis and sharp wit certainly make us pray she will continue talking to white people about race." --Harper's Bazaar "A clear and convincing dissection of racism and the white denial that perpetuates it." --Our Best Adult Books of 2017 - Nonfiction, starred review, Shelf Awareness "A plainspoken, hard-hitting take on mainstream British society's avoidance of race and the complexities and manifestations of racism . . . Eddo-Lodge's crisp prose and impassioned voice implore white Britain to look beyond obvious racism to acknowledge the more opaque existence of structural racism . . . With this thoughtful and direct book, Eddo-Lodge stokes the very conversation that the title rejects." --Publishers Weekly "In her probing and personal narrative, Eddo-Lodge offers fresh insight into the way all racism is ultimately a 'white problem' that must be addressed by commitment to action, no matter how small . . . A sharp, compelling, and impassioned book." --Kirkus Reviews "The provocative title is hard to ignore, and so is the book's cover. Seen from afar, it appears to be called Why I'm No Longer Talking About Race, which is intriguing enough on its own. You have to look closer to see To White People hiding underneath it in debossed letters. It's a striking visual representation of white people's blindness to everyday, structural racism . . . It's that boldness, that straight talk which makes this book memorable. Eddo-Lodge pushes readers to recognize that racism is a systemic problem that needs to be tackled by those who run the system" --NPR.org "You don't have to live in the U.K. to recognize the issues of white privilege, class, feminism and structural racism that [Eddo-Lodge] explores in this essential book." --Silvia Viñas, NPR "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge is a timely and sparky discussion about a vital subject." --Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year "Her work, which began as a silent scream against white complicity to racism, has shifted the conversation in the U.K. . . . Though she may not be talking to white people about race, she has gotten a lot of people to listen." --Time Magazine "Extremely Illuminating." --Forbes, Leaders' Books of the Year "Reni Eddo-Lodge is that rarest of delights--a young, working-class black woman from Tottenham with a voice in public life ... This book is a real eye-opener when it comes to Britain's hidden history of discrimination ... A book like this matters now." --Refinery29 "Eddo-Lodge explores the nuanced ways in which racial prejudice continues and is ignored." --Vogue "A must-read that expertly reflects the challenges of addressing structural racism." --Starred review, Library Journal "A book that's set to blow apart the understanding of race relations in this country." --Stylist "I found Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge timely and resonant. The author's passages on intersectionality are particularly poignant. It's a powerful and important read, relevant and accessible whatever your race." --Observer, Books of the Year "Thought-provoking (and deeply uncomfortable) ... What Eddo-Lodge does is to force her readers to confront their own complicity ... Her books is a call to action ... What makes the book radical is the way it shifts the burden of ending racism on to white people." --Sunday Herald "Offering extraordinary and articulate insights into contemporary race relations, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is impressively informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, and an essential, core addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Social Issues in general, and Race Relations supplemental studies lists in particular." --Midwest Book Review "Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race . . . look[s] at racial dynamics in the UK, and does so with intelligence and poignance. Eddo-Lodge's journalism background makes the book the perfect mixture of fact and opinion, resulting in a book that will probably teach you a lot about Britain's racist history." --Cultured Vultures, 10 Best Books of 2017 "Eddo-Lodge is digesting history for those white readers who have had their ears and eyes shut to the violence in Britain's past ... An important shift that undermines the idea that racism is the BAME community's burden to carry. The liberation that this book offers is in the reversal of responsibilities." --Arifa Akbar, Financial Times "It's deep, it's important and I suggest taking a deep breath, delving in and I promise you will come up for air woke and better equipped to understand the underlying issues of race in our society." --Sharmaine Lovegrove, ELLE "Daring, interrogatory, illuminating. A forensic dissection of race in the UK from one of the country's most critical young thinkers. Reni's penetrative voice is like a punch to the jugular. Read it, then tell everyone you know." --Irenosen Okojie, author of BUTTERFLY FISH "One of the most important books of 2017." --Nikesh Shukla, editor of THE GOOD IMMIGRANT "I've never been so excited about a book. Thank God somebody finally wrote it ... Blistering ... Absolutely vital writing from one of the most exciting voices in British politics. A stunningly important debut ... Fellow white people: It's our responsibility as to read this book ... This book is essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in living in a fairer, kinder and more equal world." --Paris Lees "Laying bare the mechanisms by which we internalise the assumptions, false narratives and skewed perceptions that perpetuate racism, Eddo-Lodge enables readers of every ethnicity to look at life with clearer eyes. A powerful, compelling and urgent read." --Ann Morgan, author of A YEAR OF READING THE WORLD "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' has a very special and very real relevance to race relations in the United States and throughout Europe. Exceptionally well presented, impressively informed, thoughtful and thought-provoking" --Midwest Book Review "Throughout her collection Eddo-Lodge discusses class, race, gender and privilege, through the framework of British culture and history. But whether you're English or not, the book's exploration of inequality will echo with readers all over the world" --Mashable About the Author Reni Eddo-Lodge is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. She has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the Independent, BuzzFeed, and New Humanist, among others. She contributed to The Good Immigrant, an anthology edited by Nikesh Shukla, and hosts the podcast About Race, featuring key voices from antiracist activism. renieddolodge.co.uk / @renireni
Whistling Vivaldi - (Issues of Our Time) by Claude M Steele (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: PsychologySub-Genre: Social PsychologySeries Title: Issues of Our TimeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Claude M SteeleLanguage: English About the Book The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider's look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Book Synopsis Claude M. Steele, who has been called "one of the few great social psychologists," offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these "stereotype threats" and reshaping American identities. Review Quotes Conveys an understanding of why race remains such a powerful factor even in a society where racial discrimination is seen as abhorrent.--Adam Serwer "American Prospect"An intellectual odyssey of the first order--a true tour de force.--William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton University and the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationStartles, beguiles, and challenges as it exposes the myriad ways that threats to our identities exert a powerful stranglehold on our individual and collective psyche.--Lani Guinier, Harvard University
White Guilt - (P.S.) by Shelby Steele (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 181Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Minority StudiesSeries Title: P.S.Format: PaperbackPublisher: Harper PerennialAge Range: AdultAuthor: Shelby SteeleLanguage: EnglishNot unlike some of Ralph Ellison's or Richard Wright's best work. White Guilt, a serious meditation on vital issues, deserves a wide readership." -- Cleveland Plain DealerIn 1955 the killers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted because they were white. Forty years later, despite the strong DNA evidence against him, accused murderer O. J. Simpson went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. The age of white supremacy has given way to an age of white guilt--and neither has been good for African Americans.Through articulate analysis and engrossing recollections, acclaimed race relations scholar Shelby Steele sounds a powerful call for a new culture of personal responsibility.
Biased - by Jennifer L Eberhardt (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Social ScienceSub-Genre: Discrimination & Race RelationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jennifer L EberhardtLanguage: English About the Book "First published in the United States of America by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019"--Title page verso. Book Synopsis Poignant....important and illuminating.--The New York Times Book Review Groundbreaking.--Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and strategies to address one of the central controversies of our time How do we talk about bias? How do we address racial disparities and inequities? What role do our institutions play in creating, maintaining, and magnifying those inequities? What role do we play? With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time. She exposes racial bias at all levels of society--in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet she also offers us tools to address it. Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias but not doomed to live under its grip. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play in solving. Review Quotes Winner of the Williams James Book Award from the American Psychological Association Winner of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Book Prize Nonfiction Runner-Up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A fascinating new book... [Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is] a genius.--Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Groundbreaking.--Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy "Powerful...useful for those new to the topic as well as those well-versed in the topic...Eberhardt abandons the jargon-speak of academic research and speaks to the reader's head, heart, and soul...[and] will make you think about the news, your neighborhood, your work place and yourself with fresh eyes."--Forbes An immensely informative and insightful analysis of race-based stereotypes. [Eberhardt] also offers practical suggestions for managing mechanisms of prejudice that 'are rooted in the structures of our brains.'"--Psychology Today Explores the reasons for bias of all kinds -- racial, religious, gender and more -- and lays out research-based strategies that can short-circuit our initial prejudices.--New York Post [A] timely, exhaustive investigation of how bias infiltrates every sector of public and private life... Eberhardt offers tips for reforming business practices, police departments, and day-to-day interactions in pursuit of a fairer world for everyone.--Esquire.com Combining storytelling with a deep dive into the science of implicit bias, Eberhardt explains how bias and prejudice form--and she describes their pernicious effects on all of us. But she doesn't stop at the problem: Her book shines a spotlight on what we can do to fight bias at a personal and institutional level."--Greater Good Magazine "Compelling and provocative, this is a game-changing book about how unconscious racial bias impacts our society and what each of us can do about it."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Jennifer Eberhardt's work is essential to helping us understand racial inequalities in our country and around the world."--Michelle Alexander, author of New York Times bestseller The New Jim Crow In accessible language and compelling examples, Dr. Eberhardt draws on copious empirical research to challenge the idea of human objectivity and the tragic outcomes of this false belief. ...This book should be required reading for everyone.--Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility "This book helps us to scientifically view how racial bias works in our own minds and throughout society. We could not ask for a better guide to understand this reality than Jennifer Eberhardt. Her research reveals critical information that can help leaders better understand how biases can impact our judgment and how we are perceived by the communities we are sworn to serve."--Kamala D. Harris, United States Senator from California "Jennifer is one of the great thinkers and one of the great voices of our time...I believe her book will change the conversation on race in our society-and perhaps our society itself."--Carol Dweck, author of New York Times bestseller Mindset: The New Psychology of Success "Drawing on her pioneering research, Jennifer Eberhardt's new book offers a powerful exploration of how racial bias seeps into our classrooms, college campuses, police departments, and businesses."--Bruce Western, author of Punishment and Inequality in America and Professor of Sociology, Columbia University "Biased is deeply relevant to education and other fields of work, within the U.S. and globally. Dr. Eberhardt's work offers a touchstone for educators, leaders, lawmakers, and all those who want a society that serves everyone equally."--Linda Darling-Hammond, author of The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity will Determine our Future "This is not someone who is just doing work in the ivory tower of a university. This is someone who is really out in the trenches working with police departments and the criminal justice system."--Chris Magnus, Chief of Police, Tucson, Arizona "She is saying things that make people uncomfortable, but she has the evidence to back up the reality of what's she's describing... [her work is]...original, provocative, and rigorous. I think she has changed the way we all think about the American dilemma of race."--Susan Fiske, Psychologist, Princeton University "The hope for progress is greatly increased by Jennifer Eberhardt's groundbreaking new book on implicit bias. Biased presents the science of bias with rare insight and accessibility, but it is also a work with the power and craft to make us see why overcoming racial bias is so critical.--Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy About the Author Jennifer Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford and a recipient of a 2014 MacArthur genius grant. She has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers. She is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.