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Ijeoma Oluo
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Ijeoma Oluo

Ijeomo is the author and narrator of So You Want To Talk About Race. She identifies as a queer woman of color. She is also a mother, raising two boys who are also people of color. Oluo's heritage is mixed-race (her mother is white) though she identifies as black. Oluo has lived in Seattle all her life, where she has often felt out of place and lonely in a predominantly white city. As a child, Oluo was bright and showed a lot of academic potential which was nurtured by her mother and her teachers. Though she grew up in poverty, she was able to overcome economic and racial obstacles to get a university degree and to do well in the workplace, earning several promotions.

Oluo is currently a writer and social justice advocate. Much of her social justice focuses on race, though she does take an...

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