So You Want to Talk About Race

by Ijeoma Oluo. seal press, 2019.

As a first step to address racism, this straightforward book shares the language of racism and ways to have productive conversations.


each chapter addresses conversations about race, attention to microaggressions, insight regarding white privilege

Best For

clergy, laity and nonprofit partners


purchase as book, e-book or audiobook

Suggested Uses

  • Discuss race with clergy peers by studying this book together.
  • Agree on shared language and values before partnering with nonprofits or other organizations.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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