Speaking of Race
Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism―and How to Do It
Harper Wave, 2021
Talking about race isn’t easy. Here’s how to approach it effectively.
In this instructive manual, Celeste Headlee dives headfirst into fraught territory. Stop avoiding talking about race, she says, and tackle it head-on. Her step-by-step guide walks readers through the process. She suggests entering a conversation with a plan and a goal, being respectful and speaking with empathy, while avoiding a judgmental stance. Headlee is sufficiently nonpartisan that her helpful approach functions across races, creeds and ideologies.
About the Author
Award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee is a professional speaker and the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter.
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