Alana Lentin’s book Why Race Still Matters prompts several eye-opening and necessary con-versation-starters about how race remains significant in societies that sketch themselves as‘post racial’environments. Lentin states this‘should not be read as an appeal [that race matters], but as an affirmation’(12). This book reveals how race manifests in various policies,practices and ideologies that over-shadow the livelihoods of Indigenous peoples and people of colour around the globe. How do we explain these inequalities and atrocities? Lentin argues we need to engage in conversations about race as avoiding it further marginalises ‘those who are targeted by racism’ (5).