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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

by Ijeoma Oluo

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Overview

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us socially, economically, and politically

After the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Times-bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo found herself in conversation with Americans around the country, pondering one central question: How did we get here?

In this ambitious survey of the last century of American history, Oluo answers that question by pinpointing white men's deliberate efforts to subvert women, people of color, and the disenfranchised. Through research, interviews, and the powerful, personal writing for which she is celebrated, Oluo investigates the backstory of America's growth, from immigrant migration to our national ethos around ingenuity, from the shaping of economic policy to the protection of sociopolitical movements that fortify male power. In the end, she shows how white men have long maintained a stranglehold on leadership and sorely undermined the pursuit of happiness for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580059510
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Ijeoma Oluo is the New York Times-bestselling author of So You Want to Talk About Race. Her writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Elle, Time, the Stranger, and the Guardian, among others. Named one of the Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017 and one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle magazine, she lives in Seattle, Washington.