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This is Why I Resist: Don't Define My Black Identity

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We live in a place that is still grappling with the realities of a fallen empire, a place built on a colonial foundation and centuries of white supremacist indoctrination, she tells me. British racism, as we all know, also carries its own special brand of subtlety. Dr Shola’s book, in contrast is anything but subtle.

This is Why I Resist Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu on her book This is Why I Resist

At least DR SHOLA Mos-Shogbamimu has revealed her political and cultural beliefs in straight language. Look, the conversation around white supremacy and the way white supremacists’ rhetoric is cloaked with an aura of respectability – it wears suits today, it wears nice dresses today, it’s on TV today.I’ve dedicated a chapter in my book to deconstructing what racism is, deconstructing what white privilege is and what they mean in everyday life.

This is Why I Resist - Headline Publishing Group

Yep – this definitely describes Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer, public speaker and activist, and the author of This is Why I Resist, which is what we’ll be reviewing today. But firstly, more on Dr Shola. Direct, unapologetic and urgent in her message which centers on the individual doing ‘something now to break away from the structures that choke us, in all areas of life’, Mos-Shogbamimu, an activist, lawyer and political commentator, doesn’t disappoint with this book. This book will challenge you. It will make you think. Bust most importantly, it will inspire you take action.

This book is a passionate call to arms for anyone who wishes to look the other way. It is a must read.’ Professor Kate Williams

This is Why I Resist by Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu - Waterstones

It’s not just about using the N-word or, you know, carrying burning crosses. The reality is that every single language or rhetoric we hear today existed 50 years ago, 500 years ago, so what we have to do is not shy away from fighting the good fight.”I’m not saying ‘don’t get promoted’. By all means, you know, fly. I have no issue with that. But you have to fly at the expense of denying people who are from your ethnicity the opportunity to fly like you.

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