Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy

Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become A Good Ancestor

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The New York Times andUSA Todaybestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other whitepeople do better, too.

"Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."?New York Timesbestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacytakes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations.

Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism,and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home.
This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining:

Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change

Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change.For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racistand more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change.

"Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action." ?Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Timesbestseller White Fragility

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781728209807
1728209803
Branch Call Number: 305.809 SAA
Characteristics: xiii, 238 pages :,illustration

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JCLBetM Jun 24, 2020

Wow. One of the best antiracism books I've read. If you want to understand the true work and journey required to become an ally, this is an excellent guide. Didn't quite know what I was diving into with this book--definitely the razor edge scalpel of loving truth. It's set up as a 28-day workbook and I had checked out the audiobook. But, for me, listening to it in one go laid the ground work for me to now purchase the book and go more deeply through the thoughtful process she invites you to participate in.

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zoeythekat
Jun 23, 2020

This book was an important but difficult read and really challenged my self perceptions.

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zenmark29
Mar 16, 2020

My first observation is that this is an amazing and insightful work that did help me move forward in my understanding of myself and others. I did my best to work through it with compassion for myself and others because working on myself is personally important to me. The author's message is delivered in a very direct way towards the reader. It is a workbook and you are expected to be doing the work on yourself.

As the author points out, this is not easy work. You get to decide who you will be in this world. Given the lack of comments I wonder...

I hope other white people will take the time to learn more about the social concept of race, how it can appear in white culture, and get insight into how it can unintentionally (or intentionally) hurt very decent BIPOC with whom we (are supposed to) share this planet.

Thanks.

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