by Ijeoma Oluo

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an  “illuminating” (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?

Through the last 150 years of American history — from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics — Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.

Interview with the Author

Free Library of Philadelphia
Ijeoma Oluo | Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
1/20/21         60 min

The Stacks
Ep. 141 White Male Mediocrity with Ijeoma Oluo
12/9/20         58 min

The Cut
The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America (with Ijeoma Oluo)
12/2/20         33 min

Pod Save the People
Ban No-Knock Raids (with Ijeoma Oluo)
12/8/20         73 min

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu
Ijeoma Oluo + Sarah Silverman
12/3/20         76 min

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