White Supremacy Is All Around: Notes from a Black Disabled Woman in a White World

Hachette Go. Feb. 2024. 272p. ISBN 9780306831034. $29. SOC SCI
Named a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur in 2021, Cadet, who self-identifies as a “triple threat”—Black, disabled, and a woman—is the CEO of a consulting firm where she’s built a reputation for being the Olivia Pope of DEI. Her book blends irreverent humor with pointed social commentary, all underscored by her theoretical acumen, academic knowledge, and lived experiences. But her book may ruffle some feathers, which she hopes will inspire readers to do better on inclusion. She says that many need to do better; it’s an urgent situation that demands long-term work. For example, she explains that when white people ask if there’s an easier or kinder way to describe privilege than “white supremacy,” they’re demonstrating that they can’t even say the term, or acknowledge their complicity in the system, or play a proactive role in dismantling it. In this book, Cadet demonstrates for white readers what it means to be an accomplice in antiracism, but it is also intended as a vehicle for Black people to celebrate themselves and their accomplishments.
VERDICT A valuable read for all. This title not only calls out the white supremacy that continues to oppress communities of color but it also provides a prescription for real change.
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