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Conversations with White People offers a raw, challenging, front-line look at the current state of the racial divide.
Pulled from thousands of online and offline conversations, Black people lead the way in these dialogues addressing head-on white people's views of racism, White supremacy, and White privilege. Covering topics that range from the basics of what racism is to cultural appropriation to racist messages in culture and sport, Conversations with White People makes one thing crystal clear: the race divide is bigger and more complex than many people think.
Designed to act as a companion to classics like Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, and Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Conversations with White People offers a ground-zero look at the real conversations being had about race.
Unvarnished and visceral, Conversations with White People is a revolutionary work that will bring you face-to-face with your own culturally embedded views on race and challenge you to begin dismantling the systems of oppression in our society.
IC Bailey wanted to put meaning to his own painful experiences with white supremacy and racism by exploring our racial divide. With an emphasis on "sitting with the discomfort" of racial dialogue, Bailey believes this work is central to dismantling racism and saving lives.
About the Author
IC Bailey is a Black educator, activist, author, and consultant based out of the Greater Toronto area. IC was transracially adopted by a white family in rural Canada where he was abused sexually, emotionally and physically throughout his young years. Through these challenges IC developed speaking with white people as a coping mechanism for his trauma.