#SipandRead: So You Want to Talk About Race

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In this individualistic nation we like to believe that systemic racism doesn’t exist.
— Ijeoma Oluo

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Title: So You Want to Talk About Race

Author: Ijeoma Oluo

Publication Year: 2018

Photo Filter: Hipstamatic Loftus Lens, Love 81 Film, Triple Crown Flash 

Sipping: Coffee

Instagram Post: 04/05/2018

I was nervous to read this book in public. Weird, right? I wouldn't consider it a "taboo" subject, but I realized that I wouldn't pull it out if I didn't want to be judged. And I never care what other people are thinking of me, especially when it comes to what I'm reading. This book has a lot of news around it and the title puts it all out there. I found myself in a starnge head space around wanting to talk about it and not wanting to talk at all. 

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About The Author

Black & Bookish is the brainchild of Antoinette Scully, educator and lover of all things bookish. She is on a quest to guide the authors of tomorrow into the bookstores of today.  When she's not hanging out online, she's living it up as the mother of two rambunctious girls and wife of a local filmmaker.