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Manna Adegbite

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-24

This book is the story of my life since I moved to North America 25 years ago. Before, I came, I was just a person. When I arrived, I became black. I have described these behaviors to my peers many times without realizing they were actually a thing. White rage, white solidarity, white fragility and White women’s tears... we live these things everyday. A huge thank you to Robin DiAngelo for writing this book. It matters to me that you are white and you chose to write this book. Maybe white people won’t change but at least I know that this race thing is real and not my imagination or “sensitivity” and that there are others who see it, understand it and make it their life’s work to fight against it. I encourage everyone to read this book!

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Interesting read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-02

I enjoyed this book. It was interesting, sometimes poetic and relatable. This book is about sexuality but it’s just as much about humanity and femininity. It highlights our shared desires and hangups as women, in a most humane way. I thought it would be mainly about sex, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was much more.

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