Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race [Book Review]

“Britain is still profoundly uncomfortable with race and difference”

Find out about a must read book in which the author is most certainly talking to white people about race

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • The Hidden British History that no one talks about
  • How White Privilege contributes to Systemic Racism
  • Why Racism is more sophisticated and more pervasive than a lot of people think.

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Racism is systematic; it’s more than Good people vs. Bad people

“Racism permeates organisations and the McPherson Report’s investigation found that the Metropolitan Police in London was institutionally racist. But organisations continue to fail people because of their racial identity and that needs to change for us to have an inclusive workplace”

Racism likes to hide, this is why Intersectionality is so important. 

Recognising how race manifests itself when we consider gender, class, and other forms of social identity makes it more difficult to hide”

We should be talking about Race and not ignoring it

“yes it can be emotive, yes it’s easily misrepresented, but the colour blind approach of I don’t see race ignores the reality that organisations evidently do see race. This affects the life chances of people in our society”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

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

Emma Watson Interviews Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge Twitter 

Reni Eddo-Lodge – Wikipedia

Reni Eddo- Lodge Website 

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