Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller
Hear stories from women who have risen to a challenge, stepped up to create change and are ready to share their experiences. Get tools and ideas for how women rise up that you can apply to your own life. New episodes every other Wednesday. From KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco and PRX.

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My Privilege Wakeup Call with Ijeoma Oluo, author of "So You Want To Talk About Race"

An awkward conversation with her white mother about “good white people” inspired Ijeoma Oluo to take on the unenviable task of writing one of the most user-friendly books on race of our time: “So You Want To Talk About Race.” In plain language, Ijeoma has confronted deeply uncomfortable questions surrounding racial injustice from the school-to-prison pipeline to the Black Lives Matter movement to white feminism and intersectionality.

In our conversation, Ijeoma helps me to understand the insidious nature of white supremacy in our world. She also wakes me up to the fact that solidarity between all women cannot happen until white cis women hold themselves accountable to the ways they have benefitted from systems of oppression. Most importantly, Ijeoma offers practical, everyday actions that you can do today to help dismantle the system of racism.

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