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Ijeoma Oluo is a writer, speaker and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About RaceMediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America and, coming in January 2024, BE A REVOLUTION: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World - and How You Can, Too. Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among many other publications. She was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.


"Oluo’s meeting the time—this movement against white supremacy and systems of oppression. But the question she keeps asking us in her work: Are we?"



"While so many people want to become 'thought leaders,' 'bloggers,' or even just 'influential,' Oluo is eons past that."


- Forbes

"A challenging, sympathetic and beautifully organized how-to manual for anyone who wants to address problems of race and racism in the U.S."


- Shelf Awareness

"[T]his book is much-needed and timely. It is more than a primer on racism. It is a comprehensive conversation guide."


- National Review of Books

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