Review! Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race – Renni Eddo-Lodge ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I read this book because I wanted to open my eyes more and educate myself on the world outside of my little bubble. And my oh my, I would definitely recommend anyone to read this.
I appreciate this can be a sensitive topic/book to review – but Renni writes that she doesn’t want white people to wallow in guilt. So (for one of the reasons I made this acc) I’d like to voice my personal opinion.
✅I liked that it wasn’t just ranty – Renni refers to statistics & historical events & personal/other’s anecdotes & interviews to make her cases and points. She talks about whose problem racism is, feminism, brexit and politics.
✅I found it in most parts easy to read, and chatty. Renni has seriously made me wake the *** up to how privileged I am, and how blind I am to it, unknowingly.
✅I found parts of it ironic and sarcastic which I personally liked. And then parts were emotional.
✅I love how unapologetically, but non angrily honest Renni is. She is to the point and I think she has to be. You can’t talk about race and fluff around the edges. And I respect her for that.
🙈the only thing for me was that some parts were quite wordy and I found myself re reading it to grasp the point. That’s why it was a 4/5 for me. Having said that, I truly felt each of her points was a mic drop moment!
⭐I took from it, that racism is a problem. And it will be a problem for years to come, but there ARE things to be done to ACTIVELY support people of colour. Renni lists them for her readers. They are easy (and some others taking guts) to do and I’ll be doing the ones I am able to. She writes, “as long as you are doing something”.
⭐ Stand up against racism because it’s immoral, not for publicity.
I highly recommend this book whoever you are. And thank you for @livinginreview for being my first buddy read.. and for putting up with my slow reading! I’d love to do another one day?!
Has anyone else read this? 👏🏻