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Ijeoma Oluo          

Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race & Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Ijeoma Oluo (ee-joh-mah oh-loo-oh) is a writer, speaker and internet yeller. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "So You Want to Talk About Race" and most recently, "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America."

Her work on race has been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among many other publications. She was named to the 2021 TIME 100 Next list and has twice been named to the Root 100. She received the 2018 Feminist Humanist Award and the 2020 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award from the American Humanist Association. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Speech Topics

So You Want to Talk About Race


Ijeoma Oluo's 'Mediocre' dissects white supremacy in America. She ...
It takes a huge toll to live the trauma of being a Black person in a white- supremacist country and then write it as well,” Oluo says.
How To Talk To Your Parents About Racism : Life Kit : NPR
Ijeoma Oluo: I think it's really important to start first from a place of your own ignorance that you once had. A lot of times when we start conversations about justice ...
For Ijeoma Oluo, Books and Bedtime Are a Perfect Combination ...
"Lately, I've been able to find a few minutes to read in bed each night after my family has gone to sleep and it's been absolutely heavenly.”
Ijeoma Oluo on why it's time for white male mediocrity to lose its power
Ijeoma Oluo's latest book "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America,” examines white male supremacy and its impact on America for ...

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