White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How To Do Better

Penguin Pr. Nov. 2022. 208p. ISBN 9780143136439. pap. $16. SOC SCI
Jackson and Rao (cofounders of Race2Dinner, an organization that facilitates conversations between white women about racism and white supremacy) challenge readers to question their own relationship to racism. They also urge readers to come to terms with the way privileged white women routinely exploit people of color in order to demonstrate their own liberalism. Jackson and Rao issue a call-to-action to cast aside white-saviorism and embrace the discomfort of owning up to one’s own implicit racial biases. Throughout the book, the authors draw intriguing parallels between racism and gender prejudice.
VERDICT A must-read for all who have grown tired and weary of those who want to preserve the niceness of social interactions because of the way a situation looks instead of placing importance on what the reality is.
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