The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America

By  Onnesha Roychoudhuri
Read by Priya Ayyar

5.29 Hours 07/10/2018 unabridged
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Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided—that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be “pragmatic,” reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics. But what if we’re getting the story all wrong? In The Marginalized Majority, Onnesha Roychoudhuri makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority—and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history. From the civil rights movement to the Women’s March, Saturday Night Live to the mainstream media, Roychoudhuri holds the myths about our disenfranchisement up to the light, illuminating narratives from history that reveal we have far more power than we’re often led to believe. With both clear-eyed hope and electrifying power, she examines our ideas about what’s possible, and what’s necessary—opening up space for action, new realities, and, ultimately, survival. Now, Roychoudhuri urges us, is the time to fight like the majority we already are.

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Summary

Summary

Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided—that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be “pragmatic,” reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics.

But what if we’re getting the story all wrong?

In The Marginalized Majority, Onnesha Roychoudhuri makes the galvanizing case that our voices are already the majority—and that our plurality of identities is not only our greatest strength but is also at the indisputable core of successful progressive change throughout history.

From the civil rights movement to the Women’s March, Saturday Night Live to the mainstream media, Roychoudhuri holds the myths about our disenfranchisement up to the light, illuminating narratives from history that reveal we have far more power than we’re often led to believe. With both clear-eyed hope and electrifying power, she examines our ideas about what’s possible, and what’s necessary—opening up space for action, new realities, and, ultimately, survival.

Now, Roychoudhuri urges us, is the time to fight like the majority we already are.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Priya Ayyar narrates this audiobook with empathy and conviction. Her enunciation is on point, and her clear delivery of humorous anecdotes as well as serious analysis works. Her cadence brings this cultural critique to life.” AudioFile
“This book is a daring intervention to get us back in the game—and a witty, delightfully personal meditation on collective power.” Naomi Klein, New York Times bestselling author
“A must-read for anyone who cares about progressive politics. Onnesha Roychoudhuri weaves the personal and the political together expertly.” Jessica Valenti, New York Times bestselling author
“Aims to reclaim the term while also making a compelling case for how minorities can harness their political power and elect legislators who reflect our interests.” Bitch magazine
“[A] potent activist manifesto and deconstruction of the myths surrounding identity politics…It’s the most memorable book I’ve read in the past few months.” Kirkus Review (starred review)
“A powerful discussion about identity politics in an increasingly progressive and diverse society.” BookRiot
“A portrait of the current American political scene, filtered through [Roychoudhuri’s] multifaceted personal perspective…[The Marginalized Majority] offers every reason to stay involved, connect with others, and refuse to give in.” Shelf Awareness
“A clear-eyed pep talk for those who stand on the brink of despair and a welcome reminder that a new, true majority has the potential to rise up and change the world.” Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform
“At last, the book we’ve been needing: Onnesha Roychoudhuri elegantly dismantles the myths surrounding identity politics, offering a fresh and clear-eyed vision of democratic renewal. A vital call to action and connection, The Marginalized Majority shows the far-reaching power we can have if we’re bold enough to claim it.” L. A. Kauffman, author of How to Read a Protest

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Author Bio: Onnesha Roychoudhuri

Onnesha Roychoudhuri is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and educator. Her work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Boston Review, the Nation, the American Prospect, Salon, and Mother Jones. She is the cofounder of Speech/Act, an organization working at the intersection of storytelling and social justice.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 5.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English