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Author Ijeoma Oluo on the Dangers of White Male Mediocrity

Clip: 01/05/2021 | 18m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

2020 brought a new focus to the structural racism that persists in America, with books such as "So You Want to Talk About Race" hitting the bestseller list in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. Now, author Ijeoma Oluo has a new book for this time. In "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America" she explores how society reinforces racial hierarchy regardless of merit.

Aired: 01/05/21

Rating: NR

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