I got my B.A. in Global & International Studies, and it’s one of those majors that you can either do everything with, or nothing with—it’s just all perspective and your own will. I actually switched majors after my first year from Communications to Global & International Studies, and it was the best decision I made in university.
I saw two white girls reading this book, and thought I should check it out. Reni Eddo-Lodge hits it right on the nose with this powerful read about the roots of racism, anti-racism, structural racism, feminism and racism, white privilege, and how we can all move to affect positive change. While it takes a closer look at racism in Britain, its historical context, background, and messages are a must read for all.
My ears perked up like a curious puppy when I first heard about this book. I can’t say I know much of what 50 Cent has been up to since my tween years, so I was very curious when I discovered he had written an apparently, incredibly impactful book. It was published in 2011, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover was the 50 Shades of Gray of the early 20th Century. J.H. Lawrence’s scandal of a novel is vividly written in a manner that no wonder shocked readers. It was so scandalous for the time that it was forbidden to be published in the unexpurgated version in the U.K. until 1960, and it wasn’t just because an upper-class woman fell for a lower-class man, or that it involved infidelity. It was scandalous, because of J.H. Lawrence’s description of the physical, sexual relationships. I was shocked when I started reading it—I mean, I immediately was aware of why there was so much controversy behind this book.