Virtual Book Club: "So You Want to Talk About Race"

July 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

Craving something good to read? Want to find new ways to inform your activism? Looking for a way to build a community around the issues of civil rights? Then the ACLU of South Dakota's Civil Liberties Book Club is for you!

Join us for regular, virtual book club meetings to discuss books that are important to the work of the ACLU.

We'll kick things off at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. MST) Wednesday, July 8 to discuss "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo.

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 is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her 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.

Please check your local library to borrow a copy of the book. Otherwise, if the cost of the book is prohibitive to your attendance, please reach us at southdakota@aclu.org. The Zoom link for the book club will be provided after you register.