Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor / Layla F. Saad.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it... Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and over 80,000 people downloaded the supporting work Me and White Supremacy. Updated and expanded from the original edition, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      A little about me -- What is white supremacy? -- Who is this work for? -- What you will need to do this work -- How to use this book -- Self-care, support, and sustainability -- Week 1: The basics -- Week 2: Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation -- Week 3: Allyship -- Week 4: Power, relationships, and commitments -- Continuing the work after Day 28 -- Working in groups: Me and White Supremacy book circles.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781728209807
      1728209803
    • Accession Number:
      760789294266
    • Accession Number:
      2019031113
    • Accession Number:
      on1110658361
      1110658361
    • Accession Number:
      fay.687974
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SAAD, L. F. Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor. [s. l.]: Sourcebooks, 2020. ISBN 9781728209807. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974. Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Saad LF. Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Sourcebooks; 2020. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974
    • APA:
      Saad, L. F. (2020). Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor. Sourcebooks.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Saad, Layla F. 2020. Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Sourcebooks. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974.
    • Harvard:
      Saad, L. F. (2020) Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor. Sourcebooks. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974 (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Saad, LF 2020, Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor, Sourcebooks, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Sourcebooks, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Saad, Layla F. Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor. Sourcebooks, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Saad LF. Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor [Internet]. Sourcebooks; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.687974

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

*Starred Review* In the summer of 2018, writer, speaker and podcast host Saad launched the 28-day Instagram challenge: #MeAndWhiteSupremacy. She never expected it to go viral or for the free workbook to be downloaded by over 90,000 people. Two years later, her initial challenge has been updated and expanded into this small but intense book which provokes readers to take personal ownership of the effort to dismantle systemic racism. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, and Muslim woman, Saad delivers an informed perspective on issues such as white fragility, cultural appropriation, and color blindness. She confronts the assumption that racism only operates outside of polite society and reveals itself in racial slurs and outward attacks, which is discussed with special focus in Day 6: You and White Exceptionalism. The fact is, white supremacy is far more insidious, manifest in nuanced ways, such as the idea that racism is a problem for Black, Indigenous, and people of color to solve. This book is not for the oppressed or the marginalized, but rather for those whose privilege, when left unchecked, has harmful consequences. Saad has created an insightful and necessary contribution to the work of combating racism and becoming good ancestors. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 February #1

*Starred Review* In the summer of 2018, writer, speaker and podcast host Saad launched the 28-day Instagram challenge: #MeAndWhiteSupremacy. She never expected it to go viral or for the free workbook to be downloaded by over 90,000 people. Two years later, her initial challenge has been updated and expanded into this small but intense book which provokes readers to take personal ownership of the effort to dismantle systemic racism. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, and Muslim woman, Saad delivers an informed perspective on issues such as white fragility, cultural appropriation, and color blindness. She confronts the assumption that racism only operates outside of polite society and reveals itself in racial slurs and outward attacks, which is discussed with special focus in Day 6: You and White Exceptionalism. The fact is, white supremacy is far more insidious, manifest in nuanced ways, such as the idea that racism is a problem for Black, Indigenous, and people of color to solve. This book is not for the oppressed or the marginalized, but rather for those whose privilege, when left unchecked, has harmful consequences. Saad has created an insightful and necessary contribution to the work of combating racism and becoming good ancestors. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2020 January

Saad has written an important book about taking ownership of racist behavior and making changes that are not easy, convenient, or comfortable. The book, with a foreword by Robin DiAngelo (White Fragility) was inspired by Saeed's Instagram challenge, #meandwhitesupremacy, and her digital Me and White Supremacy Workbook. Saeed 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.—Emily Bowles, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.