Emma Dabiri: Beyond the Anti-Racism 'How To' Guide

The murder of George Floyd, the powerful resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the imperative for white people to interrogate personal privilege led to a number of books about anti-racism being at the top of the bestseller lists in 2020. Emma Dabiri’s What White People Can Do Next is a clever deconstruction of the mainstream conversation around anti-racism. This is not a ‘how to’ guide. Rather, this collection of essays urges us to root our understanding of race in the multiple and complex histories of class, capitalism, and colonialism. Dabiri joined the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival live on stage for a vital and much-needed conversation on why we need to go beyond posturing to enact lasting change in society. 

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