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Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World

Layla Saad Robin DiAngelo

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28 January 2020
Social discrimination; Social & cultural anthropology; Psychology; Human rights; Popular psychology
"White supremacy is a violent system of oppression that harms Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

And if you're a person who holds white privilege, then you're complicit in upholding that harm, whether you realise it or not. This is not my opinion. This is fact.

And if you're a person who holds white privilege, the question you should be asking isn't whether or not this is true, but rather what are you going to do about it?"


Between June and July 2018, Layla Saad ran a 28-day Instagram challenge under the hashtag #MeAndWhiteSupremacy for people with white privilege to unflinchingly examine the ways they are complicit in upholding the oppressive system of white supremacy.

The challenge quickly went viral, with thousands of people from all over the world (including USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Russia, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Qatar) diving deep for 28 consecutive days to examine and take responsibility for the ways in which they uphold white supremacy. The challenge catalysed a worldwide awakening for thousands of white-privileged people to begin to take ownership of their personal anti-racism work.

Me and White Supremacy is a workbook that was born out of that challenge.
By:   Layla Saad
Foreword by:   Robin DiAngelo
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   294g
ISBN:   9781529405095
ISBN 10:   1529405092
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   28 January 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change. As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla's work is driven by her powerful desire to 'become a good ancestor'; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone. Me And White Supremacy is Layla's first book. Initially offered for free following an Instagram challenge under the same name, the best-selling digital Me And White Supremacy Workbook was downloaded by close to ninety thousand people around the world in the space of six months, before becoming a traditionally published book. Layla's work has been brought into homes, educational institutions and workplaces around the world that are seeking to create personal and collective change. Layla earned her Bachelor of Law degree from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She lives in Doha, Qatar with her husband, Sam, and two children, Maya and Mohamed.

Reviews for Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World

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 blindspots, and to help - at last - to 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.


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