It’s a question that is all the rage at the moment. It seems that there is a huge pick-up in questions of racism in all aspects of our life. Maths has been impacted (some people even saying that requiring the right answer is racism, but this is over the top!) and so does now music.

I also had some epiphany myself while reading books on white supremacy last year, but no work on the subject can be considered done after one step. It’s a tough journey. So why music theory and white supremacy put together felt so wrong to me?

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I started CrossFit some time before the pandemic, and I read lots of people saying that exercising is good for your health, that our ancestors were fitter than we are and all sorts of dogmas. When I heard about this book, it looked like it was about finding a balance and shedding the light on what our ancestors really were. When we try to find the truth about some dogmas, I’m always interested.

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Is it fair to say that this issue is quite current? My fitness book club had this book on their list since before the CrossFit scandal, so it’s fair to see that they were ahead of the curve on this one, and I’m proud to be part of the team.

Still, is being proud of what they did enough? What should I do more to tackle white supremacy?

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I started reading this book a few weeks ago, when Trump started the whole ObamaGate nonsense, and when he tried to flip the narrative on what happened with Flynn. As I was reading what happened 3 years ago, it was astonishing to see how manipulative this president is.

This is clearly a political book, and this is not something that I usually review, but sometimes you need to wake up and take position.

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For this week’s book club, I was supposed to read Normal People, which is supposed to be an acclaimed book. Frankly, I couldn’t read it. The style is horrendous and unreadable (and I managed to read the Hunger Games books which were ranked at the lowest in my opinion). A few reasons are the fact that it’s a first person-present tense book, which I always fail to dive in. By definition, these books don’t allow me to immerse myself in their environment. Then the other reason is that when the book start, in the first few pages, you don’t get any information, any goal to go on reading.

So instead, I turned myself to an older book I read when I came in the UK (I think), Beat the Reaper.

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