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READ "Mediocre": Introduction - Chapter 2
To increase awareness around racial justice, a safe space will be held to reflect, learn and grow. In addition to reading & responding to a book, reflective tools of guided meditation & journaling will be offered during our time together.
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo
What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?
Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.
As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.
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About the Author
Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race. Her work on race has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has twice been named to the Root 100, and she received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
For ZOOM event, please make sure you have:
*a strong internet connection
*a place where you won't be disturbed
*journal or notebook