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August Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race

Saturday, August 1, 2020 11 Av 5780

All Day for 29 Days


This August, join other Oheb Shalom members as we read the New York Times bestselling novel, SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE by Ijeoma Oluo. 

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair--and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?

In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

"Oluo gives us--both white people and people of color--that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases."
--National Book Review


1) Fill out the form below.

2) Purchase a paperback from Oheb for $14 (first 50 people only, sorry). Rabbi Cooper will host a drive-by at Oheb Shalom to pick up your copy (and say hi!).
You may purchase an electronic copy of the book through your favorite retailer.

3) We will come together at the end of August to discuss the book.

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