The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! 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 white people 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 Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert
Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes 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-Racist and 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 Times bestseller White Fragility
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Want to join the fight against racism and use your privilege for good? This brilliantly organized guide from Layla F. Saad provides a clear, easy-to-follow framework to recognize and commit to the work of anti-racism in yourself and in the world. Right from the start, we were amazed by the things we discovered about ourselves through Saad’s prompts—from how we’ve benefited from various societal systems to our own hidden biases. Saad smartly addresses all the emotions that could pop up as we experience these revelations, from embarrassment to anger. And she offers encouragement to keep moving forward on our path to what she inspiringly calls being a “good ancestor”: someone who’ll leave the world a better place than they found it. With tons of insights into how white people’s behavior affects people of color, this is the perfect toolbox for starting to dismantle white supremacy.
The amount of bad reviews convinced me to buy this. If it makes you uncomfortable, it’s probably true.
We can all be and do better
I shouldn’t be surprised by the negative reviews and the fear of personal growth people have.
Some of the negative reviews don’t even know what W.Supremacy or the book is.
I found this short book and it’s points clear, brilliant, and substantially useful. This book is an absolute gift.
If you are willing to be conscious of your part in white supremacy and what you can do to change it, and you are prepared to take some uncomfortable steps to do so, then let this book be a guide.
I plan to take this guide as I once did in counseling - to work on myself and become better.
I will journal the prompts given, over and over to do better and better.
If you are beginning your anti-racist work, this is a great book to learn and reflect about the anti-racist movement.