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feminism which I absolutely oved Feminism is not about euality and certainly not about silently slipping into which I absolutely Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction loved Feminism is not about euality and certainly not about silently slipping into world of work created by and for men Feminism at its best is a movement that works toiberate all people who have been economically socially and culturally marginalised by an ideological system that has been designed for them to fail That means disabled people black people trans people women and non binary people LGB people and working class people The idea of campaigning for euality must be complicated if we are to untangle the situation we re in Feminism will have won when we have ended poverty It will have won when women are no Nymph Fly Tying Techniues longer expected to work two jobs the care and emotionalabour for their families as well as their day jobs by defaultOn a personal note reading this book served as such a cathartic experience for me as a person of color It is painful to recall and to write about the racism I have experienced ike when a white high school English teacher always made me feel awful about my writing because of my Asian identity or when a white woman tone policed me and called me passive aggressive for pointing out her problematic actions toward Asian Americans I feel so grateful for Reni Eddo Lodge for reminding me of the importance of using my voice to advocate for iberation even when it hurts Her strategies of setting boundaries with defensive white people of acknowledging her own privilege and of continuing to speak out all inspired me to be bolder and thoughtful in my own activismRecommended to Les derniers jours : La fin de l'empire romain d'Occident literally everyone of course I am grateful for my handful of white friends who show up for racial justice without seeking praise and special treatment I hope this book will inspire to join the cause I will end this review with a uote about how white people can contribute to the movement I also believe that white people who recognise racism have an incredibly important part to play That part can t be played while wallowing in guilt White White privilege is the fact that if you re white your race will almost certainly positively impact yourife s trajectory in some way And you probably won t even notice itOnce again calm your horses I m here to say every white person needs to read this books Every one of us Why I m No Longer Talking to White People About Race caught my attention roughly a year ago when I first saw the cover And it s a good cover And it s a great title You were probably taken aback and had to swallow hard This might have felt Loveland like a hit to your usually untouchable whiteness Of course this title is here to provoke a discussion It wants you toisten Here is what the author has to say When I write about white people in this book I don t mean every individual white person I mean whiteness as a political ideology A school white person I mean whiteness as a political ideology A school thought that favours whiteness at the expense of those who aren tReni Eddo Lodge further explains that she is unwilling to talk to white people who do not want to Little Tree listen who do not want to talk who shut down because a discussion about race feelsike a personal threat not one that wants to spread awareness and acceptanceSo if you do feel upset About This Titleread The this titleread the anyway It won t hurt you It will most Aliran Politik Dan Aidah Dalam Islam likely expand your horizonTalking about expanding horizons it sure as hell expanded mine I could basically feel it shift Reni Eddo Lodge tackles aot of crucial topics in this book She talks about what initiated her original blog post with the same title back in 2014 and what Guide de l'employeur culturel led to the publication of this book Sheays out the history of slavery and racism in Britain a topic that even British students hardly earn about in school explains structural racism defines white privilege raises the feminism uestion describes how race and class are intertwined and offers advice on what white people can do to fight racismI devoured this book in only two days I took it everywhere I went read it at home in the park on the tube and earned a ot of side glances What the author talks about in this book is so important and true It s also frustrating and enraging It seems almost too trivial to say but the fact that people get hurt and killed for no other reason than the colour of their skin is impossible to put into words It makes me want to scream and shout and throw stuff around and cry But most of all it makes me want to talk Because racism is not only something that actively hurts people It s not something that you can point at Racism is sneaky racism is structural racism is a political ideology that results in children of colour being adopted on average a year after their white counterparts It results in teachers automatically downgrading non white students It results in wage gaps and Science and Democracy lost job opportunities It results in an underrepresentation in the media film and publishing industry When you are used to white being the default black isn t black until it is clearly pointed out as soIearned so many things while reading this book Most however I took away from the chapter on feminism Mainly that feminism is not about establishing euality between men and women it is about Strength Training for Basketball (Strength Training for Sport) liberating all people who have been economically socially and culturally marginalised by an ideological system that has been designed for them to fail That means disabled people black people tr. 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If You Want Toyou want to this book Avoid the mental gymnastics of postmodernism Ask yourself this statement show ove and respect to other humans If you answered no then you are not a moron Stay that way Treat people as individuals not as stereotypes i planned on writing a full review of this but i think all i need to say isif you are British and you haven t read this book change thatif you are a white feminist and you haven t read this book change thatif you think reverse racism is real and you haven t read this book change thatif you doubt the worth of affirmative action if you feel icky about the growing numbers of immigrants in your country if you are a white person with a Black family member who doesn t understand what that family member needs from a white person with a Black family member who doesn t understand what that family member needs from could go on this is essential reading pre reviewallow this title to remind you it is NEVER the responsibility of Black people to teach you about racism educate yourself all the resources are there do not place the emotional burden of explaining marginalization on the marginalizedreview to come 4 stars i am spending this month reading books by Black authors please join mebook 1 The Stars and the Blackness Between Thembook 2 Homegoingbook 3 Let s Talk about Lovebook 4 Why I m No Longer Talking to White People about Race Racism is a virus but as (Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Programme for Women) By Julia R. Heiman (Author) Paperback on (Dec , 2008) long as well meaning but terribly mislead mental anti vaxxers keep avoiding changing their worldview overcoming their subconscious bias and agenda and aren t willing to openly debate important topics without being offended it keeps spreading in sophisticated parts of the population that deem themselves progressive open minded and pro euality and emancipation promoting structural racism trough white fragility An example that an idea in a blog can be expanded to a very sharp criticism of self righteous bigoted arguments that small steps can accumulate to books changing the perspective for many Once again I don t get the people hating the truth and its harbingers their sad restricted minds would be pitiful if they and the media and system that made them wouldn t be so dangerous and destructive It s not as if this was a humanities style mind game it are real true hard facts impossible to ignore if one has just a grain of anti opportunistic thinking inside one s mind I do completely understand and promote the opinion behind the title because most of the elitist white population and the average population is blind to the harsh reality for most of the world s population unable and unwilling to consume critical and progressive media read books have own opinions and prefer to stay with nothing than repeating the stupid mantras they hear from whatever apologists they prefer to consume Proselytizing misguided activists that are worsening the problem by doing as if no structural violence and inherent social political and economic problems exist doesn t work faith has done its job andead to total isolation from the willingness to change Aggression and denial will always be the answer the onger they ve been so called activists social justice warriors and torchbearers of political correctness the fewer may overthink what ies behind the easy happy go John Ormond, Emyr Humphreys, John Tripp (Penguin Modern Poets, lucky unicorn fairytaleies many adults ove to tell themselves to keep the self deceit engine running on high tolerance evels They are Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. lost stranded in a mixture of with by the Average people don t really have a chance from history books to news channels from education to friends from politics to relationships a dulling system of wrong harmony and fringe cultural evolution a doing as if no problems exist any an extremely subtle system of bigotry has been established to enable an until before unreached dimension of mendacity duplicity and misery beyond the gated communities The whole system brainwashes people do as if A great primer about Black history in England and why it s important to be intersectional and to think outside of your own experience Especially as a Canadian it was really interesting to read about the British perspective and specific history I especially catch myself thinking aot about Eddo Lodge s emphasize on making change in our workplaces It was approximately five months ago that my book club was speaking about race since we were discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I found myself being the uniue reference since I was the only black person in the room One of the best books I have ever read Why I m No Longer Talking to White People About Race is essential reading for anyone who cares about social justice other people and the state of our society Reni Eddo Lodge provides a thorough and incisive history of slavery and racism in Britain followed by several powerful chapters about white privilege white washed feminism race and class and I want to emulate her writing style it is assertive and provocative and every word feels fierce and necessary with no wasted space in this text at all She strikes a perfect balance between conveying how entrenched and all encompassing racism really is while offering hope that we can fight white supremacy as Black Women in White America A Documentary History long as we act She refuses to coddle whiteness and instead discusses how we should move beyond protecting white fragility I marked ateast a dozen passages In 2014 award winning journalist Reni Eddo Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being ed by those who weren't affected by it She posted a piece on her blog entitled Ans people LGB people and working class people What Reni means is that a white person should be aware of the structures around them that are in their favour and simultaneously imit that a white person should be aware of the structures around them that are in their favour and simultaneously imit non white non cis gendered non straight non male non disabled non wealthy people Further she is aware that these structures will not vanish overnight They must be pointed out and fought The uestion is what can you yourself do to change this system There is no need to feel guilty for your privileges Be aware of them try to deconstruct them and most importantly talk Talking will not always be easy it will most ikely be uncomfortable and it might anger and frustrate the people you talk with But staying silent is not an option Staying silent means divulging in the privileges you have and enforcing
A RACIST SOCIETY TO STRIVE AND GROWFIND OF MYracist society to strive and growFind of my on Instagram Utter crapLet me explain whyMy wife is from Bangladesh we will have been married for twenty years this december and have two wonderful daughtersMy point I have had racist abuse from blacks and asians since we have been married and my wife as had almost nothing in comparison In fact the police found it very funny that my wife phoned them because it was I that was getting the racist abuse at our house not her at the time It s amazing that they can Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part laugh at white people for getting racist abuse but not the other way roundI was many years ago waiting for a bus in East Ham when a young asian woman with a baby was racialy abused by a black guy because she was pushing a buggy and going slow he points at her shouting Why don t you fuck off back to YOUR own country bitchNot being able toet this stand I responded that She has got as much right to be in MY country as you The emphasis on my was the response to him saying your The frustration I felt was because there was no white people involved in the initial altercation it was ignored by everyone around me but if it was a white guy everyone around me would have explodedIn the end I was rewarded with a thank you and a smile knowing that not everyones a bastardBlack and asians are becoming openly racist and the native white population are not supposed to retaliate the title of the book reflects this very well If the title had the words black people there would be an outcryI am certainly not racist but this book would make me change my mind if not for my wife and daughtersThis book is erratic poorly researched and without substance and partial truths The author should not have been allowed to publish this one sided racist argumentA book that only fans the flames rather than extinguishes themBefore anyone throws a hissy fit Pour l'harmonisation orthographique des dictionnaires let me point out that to only way for us to marry was if I converted to islamPS We only have one world so shut up andet s all get along heyShhhh I still do not tolerate religion Reni Eddo Lodge opens up her provocative and challenging viral blogpost of 2014 into a 224 page big type book that has something to say but says it unbelievably poorly Eddo Lodge may be right that structural institutionalised racism is the biggest problem facing
Britain Today She Stoday she s right that anti immigrant narratives are cynically used by those in power to divide the working class and her early insights into whiteness being the default from which everything is forced to deviate unless it will try to conform are incisive and valuable But her narrative voice which she complains is too often characterised as angry because she s a black woman is increasingly monotonous patronising and illogical with vast Des femmes qui tombent leaps between evidence and conclusions and she repeatedly misrepresents or mischaracterises dissenters and their views whether socialist commentators or those who opposed Rhodes Must Fall slinging accusations at them which simply aren t borne out by the case studies she offersEddo Lodge isn t a historian the selected examples of 20th century British racism are horrific but presented with no real coherent commentary or throughine she isn t a particularly good writer and she seems to ack the rigorousness contextual aptitude and transmittable empathy to be a decent polemicist Maybe I ve been spoiled by James Baldwin but this haphazard book containing one isolated piece of council reporting much re hashing of Twitterstorms about black Hermione et al and an exclusive interview with Nick Griffin the author apparently abouring under the misapprehension that otherwise he can sue her for ibel for uoting him on uestion Time is frankl This book was prompted by the viral response that resulted from the posting of this message on the author s blog I think the message is worth reading because it provides an excellent articulation of the near impossibility of communicating the fact of structural racism to white people who happen to be unwitting beneficiaries of itBelow I ve isted the main terms defined explored and discussed in this book The definitions are as I understand them to be from reading the book My definitions are my own translation of the author s narrative and are no substitute for reading the book Racism is prejudice with power That means that minorities without power can t be racist Structural racism is the summation of expectations associations and social forces that are assumed to be the norm in daily Kiss That Frog life Their presence is so pervasive that th. Race Reni Eddo Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see acknowledge and counter racism It is a searing illuminating absolutely necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.