Review: Jews Don’t Count: How Identity Politics Failed One Particular Identity by David Baddiel

Trigger Warnings: Discussions of antisemitism, racism, blackface, Islamophobia, conspiracy theories, transphobia, J.K. Rowling, cancel culture.  Jews Don’t Count: How Identity Politics Failed One Particular Identity discusses the ignored history of anti-Semitism and how people don’t count Jews as real minorities, even when they should.  This book was great. David Baddiel talks about a lot of … More Review: Jews Don’t Count: How Identity Politics Failed One Particular Identity by David Baddiel

Review: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

“White rage is not about visible violence, but rather it works its way through the courts, the legislatures, and a range of government bureaucracies. It wreaks havoc subtly, almost imperceptibly. Too imperceptibly, certainly, for a nation consistently drawn to the spectacular—to what it can see. It’s not the Klan. White rage doesn’t have to wear … More Review: White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

Review: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

“White people raised in Western society are conditioned into a white supremacist worldview because it is the bedrock of our society and its institutions. Regardless of whether a parent told you that everyone was equal, or the poster in the hall of your white suburban school proclaimed the value of diversity, or you have traveled … More Review: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Review: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

In Uncomfortable Conversations with A Black Man, Emmanuel Acho answers common questions that many white Americans are afraid to ask, but need the answers to. Narrated by Acho, this audiobook takes the listener through these questions, answers, and additional resources for further education.  As a fan of Acho’s video series, I knew this book was … More Review: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho

Review: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

“You are racist because you were born and bred in a racist, white supremacist society. White Supremacy is, as I’ve said earlier, insidious by design. The racism required to uphold White Supremacy is woven into every area of our lives. There is no way you can inherit white privilege from birth, learn racist white supremacist … More Review: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Review: Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped From the Beginning discusses the history of racism and racist ideas in America. Kendi focuses on five main people who have made the biggest impact on racism and anti-racism in our history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.  “When men oppress their … More Review: Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi