The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America (Paperback)
"This book is a daring intervention to get us back in the game--and a witty, delightfully personal meditation on collective power." --Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything 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.
About the Author
Onnesha Roychoudhuri is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and educator. Her work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, n+1, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Boston Review, The Nation, The American Prospect, Salon, and Mother Jones. She is the co-founder of Speech/Act, and organization working at the intersection of storytelling and social justice.