Allan G. Johnson

Allan G. Johnson

Allan G. Johnson is a public speaker, sociologist, nonfiction writer, and novelist who devotes his life to understanding the human condition, especially systems of privilege based on gender, race, and social class. Allan’s social justice work focuses on what we can do to understand and change our shared legacy of life organized around oppressive systems privilege, power, and difference. Unraveling the knot of privilege begins with getting clear about what privilege really is, what it’s got to do with each of us, and about how everyone can see themselves as part of the process of change toward something better. In his book Privilege, Power, and Difference, Allan Johnson teaches us how to think critically about inequality and oppression without getting mired in guilt or despair. Then he shows us how to walk the talk and turn our beliefs in justice and equality into practice. Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine named his first novel The First Thing and the Last one of its “Great Reads” for April 2010.