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Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad  

Saad has written an important book about taking ownership of racist behavior and making changes that are not easy, convenient, or comfortable. The book was inspired by Saad's Instagram challenge, #meandwhitesupremacy. Saad offers steps for beginning work towards antiracism that feel as honest, straightforward and actionable as they are difficult. She lays out courses of action over the span of 28 days that are designed to help readers slowly and intentionally unpack white privilege, acknowledge their participation in the oppressive system of white supremacy, and begin dismantling the system for themselves and within their communities. The book is organized first by week and then by day, with quotations, definitions, examples and journal prompts designed to set a strong foundation for enduring, ongoing antiracist work. VERDICT This groundbreaking book should be required reading for people ready to acknowledge their behaviors, whether intentional or not. It will make a strong addition to both public and university libraries where it will equip scholars, activists and allies with real tools to promote systemic change.

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