faculty & experts
01 December 2022

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race

If you are disgusted by what you see, and if you feel the fire coursing through your veins, then it's up to you. You don't have to be the leader of a global movement or a household name. It can be as small scale as chipping away at the warped power relations in your workplace. It can be passing on knowledge and skills to those who couldn't access them otherwise. It can be creative. It can be informal. It can be your job. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as you're doing something.

Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race     

On 24 November 2022, Les Créatives and the Geneva Graduate Institute’s Initiative on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion and Gender Centre of the Geneva Graduate Institute hosted journalist, author and podcaster Reni Eddo-Lodge for a discussion on her writings and, more broadly, the issues surrounding anti-racist struggles within feminism. Committed to the rights of women and gender minorities from a young age, her feminist roots have allowed her to meet brilliant people and develop the political perspectives she has today.

As a guest on Tout un monde (RTS) on 25 November, Reni Eddo-Lodge explained why she believes racism is a white man's problem.

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Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK) is a journalist, author and podcaster. Her first essay "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race" published in 2017, is a bestseller. In 2018, she received the Jhalak Prize, the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing and the British Book Award for Narrative Non Fiction. She became the first black British author to top the UK bestseller list. Her podcast About Race with Reni Eddo Lodge was considered one of the best podcasts of 2018 by Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Harper's Bazaar UK and The Guardian.