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Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

May/
Fri 26 May 2017
20:00-21:00
Watershed
Price: £7/ £6

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

reni-eddo-lodge
Fri 26 May 2017,
20:00-21:00
Watershed
Price: £7/ £6

In February 2014, Reni Eddo-Lodge posted an impassioned argument on her blog about her deep-seated frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were constantly being shut down by those who weren’t affected by it. She gave the post the title: ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’.

The post went viral, spawning a huge number of comments from people desperate to speak up about their own, similar experiences. Galvanised by this response, she decided to dive into the source of these feelings; this clear hunger for an open discussion. She explores what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today, covering issues from eradicated black history to white privilege, the fallacy of ‘meritocracy’ to white-washing feminism and the inextricable link between class and race.

She offers a wake-up call to a nation in denial about the structural and institutional racism occurring in our homes, offices and communities.

In conversation with Primrose Granville.

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