The Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group reads both fiction and nonfiction titles, and is currently meeting virtually at 11am on the second Tuesday of every month on Zoom. All are welcome to join the conversation!
The upcoming book selections will be available for pick up any time after the current month’s discussion, during service hours at the Port Angeles Main Library. Copies of the book will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Library staff and volunteers will moderate the discussion. Sign in via Zoom link to see other participants, or call in to join the meeting. No internet required to connect to the discussion by phone.
So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo
Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy-- from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans-- has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair-- and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.