The Color of Money

After her book, So You Want to Talk About Race, becomes a bestseller, Black author Ijeoma Oluo offers to build her white mother a home with her earnings and learns how race can affect the ways adult children care for their aging parents.

Source: Topic
Published: Feb 19, 2019
Length: 6 minutes (1,706 words)

The Conversation I’ve Been Dreading: Ijeoma Oluo Talks About Race with Her Mom

An essay excerpted from So You Want to Talk About Race in which Ijeoma Oluo writes about a messy, uncomfortable, and important conversation she had with her white mother about race and racism.

Source: LitHub
Published: Jan 17, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,305 words)

The Heart of Whiteness

Ijeoma Oluo traveled to Spokane, Washington to sit at a kitchen table with Rachel Dolezal, who is jobless and living in a month-to-month rental, hoping her new book will start something, anything, to get money coming in.

Source: The Stranger
Published: Apr 19, 2017
Length: 17 minutes (4,300 words)

Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed

Writer Ijeoma Oluo schools well-meaning white people–who are late to the party–in the hard, thankless work of relinquishing their unearned privilege and fighting racism.

Published: Mar 16, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,419 words)

The Exploitation Of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy By White Supremacy

“The Martin Luther King Jr. that we celebrate every year is no longer a man or a movement. The annual holiday is no longer a remembrance.”

Published: Jan 18, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,955 words)