This chapter begins with Oluo recounting her friend suggesting that we as a society should focus on class, not race. The resources linked here consider the interplay between race and class.
In Chapter 1, "Is it really about race?," the author states: "It is about race if a person of color thinks it is about race. It is about race if it disproportionately or differently affects people of color. It is about race if it fits into a broader pattern of events that disproportionately or differently affect people of color."
After reading the author's explanation of these points, can you think of social or political issues that many people currently believe are not about race, but actually may be? Which of the above guidelines for understanding when it is about race fit those issues?
From the Book Discussion Guide.
In this chapter, Oluo references the employment impact of having a "black sounding" name. The links below highlight some research on this topic.
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