Why We Love It: This book by Blair Imani is a must-read for anyone wanting to gain a solid, foundational knowledge of important societal topics including identity, relationships, class, disability, race, and racism, as well as sexuality and gender. Imani discusses systemic issues in today’s society in a way that is accessible for all readers and succinct. Importantly, she discusses the intersectionality between topics and how they impact individuals and adds a personal tone to the book by touching on her own lived-in experiences. Reflection questions for the reader are available at the end of each chapter to assess your understanding and encourage deeper thinking surrounding complex topics.
A multi-faceted and diverse society requires a knowledge that is equally inclusive, and as individuals we can gain this knowledge only by self-directed learning to fill our knowledge gaps. This book is an essential starting point for some of the most prominent topics today.