Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

December 1, 2020
Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want toTalk About Race, a subversive history of white male Americanidentity.What happens to a country that tells generation after generationof white men that they deserve power? What happens when success isdefined by status over women and people of color, instead of byactual accomplishments?Through the last 150 years of American history -- from thepost-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in theWest, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and thebacklash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluoexposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy onwomen, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocreinvestigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imaginea new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.As provocative as it is essential, this book will upendeverything you thought you knew about American identity and offersa bold new vision of American greatness.