Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Audiobook, by Ijeoma Oluo Play Audiobook Sample

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Audiobook

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Audiobook, by Ijeoma Oluo Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Ijeoma Oluo Publisher: Seal Press Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549150302

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98:47 minutes

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28:31 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

66:46 minutes

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American 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. As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.

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“A nuanced analysis of White male America—and how white supremacy has affected politics, football, and more. Oluo deftly combines history and sociological study with personal narrative, and the result is both uncomfortable and illuminating.”

— Washington Post 


  • “A master class in understanding how systems of domination working relentlessly in the service of white male patriarchy not only harm all women and people of color but ultimately hinder white men themselves from reaching greatness.”

    — Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author


  • A Washington Post Pick for Fall

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About Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeoma Oluo is a Seattle-based writer, speaker, and internet yeller. In 2018 she won the Feminist Humanist Award. She was named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine. She is the editor-at-large at The Establishment, a media platform run and funded by women.