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Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and Internet Yeller. She’s the author of the New York Times Best-Seller So You Want to Talk about Race, published in January by Seal Press. Named one of the The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, and winner of the of the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award by the American Humanist Society, Oluo’s work focuses primarily on issues of race and identity, feminism, social and mental health, social justice, the arts, and personal essay. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Post, NBC News, Elle Magazine, TIME, The Stranger, and the Guardian, among other outlets.

Ijeoma Oluo is the author of books: So You Want to Talk About Race, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, The Badass Feminist Coloring Book, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male Power, So You Want to Talk About Race, White Fragility, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race 3 Books Collection Set, Mediocre Lib/E: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, White Fragility / Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria / So You Want to Talk About Race: 3 Books Collection Set, Just Mercy a story of justice and redemption By Bryan Stevenson & So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo 2 Books Collection Set, Emerald Reflections 2: A South Seattle Emerald Anthology, Anxious Man Notes on a life lived nervously, So You Want to Talk About Race, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race 3 Books Collection Set

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In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today's racial landscape--from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement--offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.

Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor's seminal essay "The Meaning of a Word."
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us socially, economically, and politically

After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?

In this ambitious survey of the last century of American history, Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men's deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research, interviews, and the powerful, personal writing for which she is celebrated, Oluo investigates the backstory of America's growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all.
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The Badass Feminist Coloring book is a righteous celebration of modern-day feminists. Featuring 40 badass feminists and bonus essays on feminism, this book is a bundle of intersectional feminist awesomeness.
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity. What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments? Through the last 150 years of American history-from the post-Reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics-Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism. As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.
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White Fragility, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and So You Want to Talk About Race [Hardcover] 3 Books Collection Set. Description:- White Fragility: Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed out to them that they have done or said something that has - unintentionally - caused racial offence or hurt. But these reactions only serve to silence people of colour, who cannot give honest feedback to 'liberal' white people lest they provoke a dangerous emotional reaction. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. So You Want to Talk About Race: In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the "N" word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans.
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Seattle’s most diverse community has a story to share with the world, a narrative of resistance, resilience, hope, tragedy, triumph, and passion.

It’s a story that can only be told by an area where Tagalog, and Tigrinya can flow as fluently from corner store door steps as English.
Explore in this collection experiences as varied and unique as the people who grace its streets, but coalescing in one wide-ranging story: The People of South Seattle.

Featuring work by
* Lola E Peters * Ijeoma Oluo * Nakeya Isabell * Georgia S. McDade * Nikkita Oliver * Gyasi Ross * Monica Hoang * Alvin “LA” Horn * Sharon H Chang * Hanna Brooks Olsen * Toshiko Grace Hasegawa * Rell Be Free * Alex Gallo-Brown * K. D. Senior * Mike Leitner * Lee Claiborne * Kayla Blau * Tiffani Jones * Isaac Robinson * Harvey Garvey * Nasra Ali * Namaka Auwae-Dekker * Gabriella Duncan * ChrisTiana ObeySumner * Rae Rose * Robin Boland * Kiana Davis * Sean Smith * Samira Abbas * Rev. Kelly Dahlman-Oeth * Courtney Weaver * Brian Burgen-Aurand * Laura Humpf * Jon Greenberg * Dan Ophardt * Marilee Jolin * Marisa Ordonia * Fathi Karshie * Will Sweger * Kelsey Hamlin * Sharayah Lane * Peter Johnson * Danica Bornstein * Miguel Jimenez