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

Key insights from Reni Eddo-Lodge's

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


Key insights from Reni Eddo-Lodge's

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

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A hard look at structural racism in Britain and the world at large.

Journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote a blog post in 2014 called “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.” It immediately went viral; her frustrations with ambivalent or defensive white people resonated with many readers while infuriating others. In this Snapshot, you’ll learn her thoughts on structural racism and how it seeps into every facet of our lives. As you’ll find out, those who benefit from structural racism may not notice it, but it is painfully obvious to everyone else.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Care about racial equality and fighting discrimination
  • Are interested in politics
  • Want to engage in more-informed discussions about racism
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Introduction

In her 2014 blog post, “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race,” Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote about frustrating conversations she’d had with white people who refused to acknowledge structural racism or white privilege.

There is an emotional disconnect when people of color attempt to describe their personal experiences to white people. This disconnect is the result of white people living a life where their skin color is the standard and others are the deviation, of bewilderment and defensiveness toward the idea that someone else’s experience could be different from their...

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