The White Allies Handbook: 4 Weeks To Join the Racial Justice Fight for Black Women

Dafina: Kensington. Jul. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9781496738370. $24.95. POL SCI
This book is meant as an active exercise in learning about the ways people of color have actively resisted racism, both historically, and currently and how to use that knowledge to move the world forward by actively confronting racism in society. Michelle, a librarian, has created a short and easily digestible book that discusses how to develop authentic relationships between people of different races, break out of comfort zones, and seriously consider what white privilege means. The book is a series of exercises for white people for learning to both listen to and work collaboratively with people of color. It also discusses how to hold racists accountable for their actions, and Michelle refuses to turn away from uncomfortable truths. She also encourages readers to keep an active journal and continually have conversations about race. The helpful Reading Group Guide contains a very good list of suggested readings and places to visit.
VERDICT Recommended for reading groups looking for active discussions of racism. This book will help readers learn more about racism and its lasting effects on society.
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