Book Review: The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

Back in 2019, I came across an essay, which later turned out to be an excerpt from her book, written by her. She inspired my reading list this year. It wasn’t until I read her essay, did I think about the authors I mainly read. And of course, it was mostly men.

The Marginalized Majority is a very hopeful book. Published in 2018, its chronicles the sentiment after the 2016 US elections as well as the normalization of behaviors which were considered despicable not 10 years ago. However, it is not a book that will keep you up all night doom-scrolling. No, quiet the opposite. This book will make you feel hopeful.

Onnesha Roychoudhuri talks quite extensively about the power of protest. Despite the disdain of the mass media towards the Occupy Wall Street and the Women’s March protests in the last decade, she talks about how in fact these protests did help incrementally move society forward.

This book is a must read for anyone wanting to feel more hopeful, especially after living through 2020!

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