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Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Category: Book
Foreword By: DiAngelo, Robin J
By (author): Saad, Layla F.
Subject:  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Prejudice
  NON-FICTION / General
  SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Published: January 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.75in x 5.25in x 1.00in
Our Price:
$ 37.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

"Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."-New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert

Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey of 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.

When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would spread as widely as it did. 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 nearly 100,000 people downloaded the Me and White Supremacy Workbook.

Updated and expanded from the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy,takes the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources.

Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. The numbers show that readers are ready to do this work-let's give it to them.

Additional Praise for Me and White Supremacy:
"Allyship means taking action. How? Layla Saad's Me and White Supremacy teaches readers exactly how to get past the paralysis of white fragility so that they can build bridges, not walls. Read the book, look deep within yourself, sit with your discomfort, and then act. This is how we can truly say we are doing everything we can to combat white supremacy."-Sophia Bush, award-winning actress and activist

"She is no-joke changing the world and, for what it's worth, the way I live my life."-Anne Hathaway

"Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action." -Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility

Review Quote*"Layla Saad's Me and White Supremacy is an indispensable resource for white people who want to challenge white supremacy but don't know where to begin. She moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action." - Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility
Review Quote*"She is no-joke changing the world and, for what it's worth, the way I live my life." - Anne Hathaway
Review Quote*"Her work is personal, practical, reflective, applicable, difficult, effective, and imperative. For the millions of us beginning to know where to begin -- where to begin to counteract our ugly history, and where to stand during this historical moment of polarization and hate -- Layla answers: Begin with me. Begin with you." - Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior and founder of Together Rising
Review Quote*"As an educator and writer in this space, I well understand the difficulties of productive discourse on topics like white supremacy, white fragility, and complicity. In Me and White Supremacy, Layla not only engages readers effectively- she hands them the tools they need to change themselves so that they can better the lives of millions of people worldwide." - Rachel Cargle, activist, writer, and lecturer
Review Quote*"Allyship means taking action. How? Layla Saad's Me and White Supremacy teaches readers exactly how to get past the paralysis of white fragility so that they can build bridges, not walls. Read the book, look deep within yourself, sit with your discomfort, and then act. This is how we can truly say we are doing everything we can to combat white supremacy." - Sophia Bush, award-winning actress and activist
Review Quote*"Layla Saad's pioneering work Me and White Supremacy is a rallying call, for those humble enough to answer, to stop and examine how dominant systems shape how white people see themselves, see others and how they move through the world. Saad takes readers by the hand and holds a mirror up for readers to confront everything conscious and subconscious, that lies within their beliefs. She invites readers to dive deeper and do reflective exercises to cement the work. I applaud Layla for putting to paper this truly transformative work. Me and White Supremacy summons forth a new type of leadership and accountability that this time so desperately calls for and is the pathway to a greater healing that generations of people and communities so desperately need." - Latha, Wellnessm Thomas Maven, Celebrity Doula, Best-selling author of Own Your Glow and founder of Mama Glow.
Review Quote*"America needed this book yesterday. In fact, America has always needed this book. Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice. With keen intelligence and tireless patience, she is working to remove our collective cultural blind spots and to help-at last-change minds and transform society. I have the deepest respect for her. Buy this book for yourself, your family, your students. Don't put it off and don't look away. It's time." - New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert
Review Quote*"Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice." - Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author
Review Quote*"With equal parts love, brilliance, and vulnerability, Layla F. Saad has given us a guidebook for healing and transformation for the self and the world... I want to press this book into everyone's hands, to urge, Read this. This is one of those rare books where the author has given us the profound gift of her entirety poured into pages, attaching additional meaning to the phrase, "The book of a lifetime." It is indeed a book belonging to multiple narratives: yours, mine, hers. The book of a lifetime that will transform lives." - Reema Zaman, award-winning actress, speaker, activist, and author of I Am Yours