For the first time, the University of Colorado Boulder and the City of Boulder are bringing the campus and Boulder communities together to deepen understanding about anti-racism through shared engagement with a common text, Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race.
One Reads are often used to engage in challenging conversations around diversity and inclusion and to advance understanding and action on issues of social justice, but they are just one way the University Libraries tries to spark these discussions. The Libraries also recently curated a collection of anti-racism resources in response to recent incidents of police brutality across the country.
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From the publisher: "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's a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate his 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."