So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
If you think you know a lot about race and are comfortable talking about it, still read this book! Oluo’s writing invites you in, but also calls you out and gives deeper understanding to topics surrounding race. Oluo discusses white privilege, police brutality, and ultimately, structural injustice in ways that make sense and stick. Oluo challenges us: “When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change” (p. 65). This book will help you build knowledge and confidence in talking about race and gives excellent advice on how to put your knowledge into action. So You Want to Talk About Race was my catalyst into racial justice work, I’m so glad I read it before going to my first racial justice meeting.