This book is so needed. It is a workbook for people with white privilege, like me, to educate themselves on the pervasive racist ideologies that they carry; and to dismantle these, and take action to make the world a better place. Reading and journaling through it, I was asked to confront hard truths in a loving way, an experience that continues to be a life-changing gift. Recommended By Aubrey W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
"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.
"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
"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.
"A bracing, highly useful tool for any discussion of combating racism. " Kirkus Reviews
"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." Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility
About the Author
Layla Saad is the author of the ground-breaking book Me and White Supremacy (2020) and the host of Good Ancestor podcast.
As a widely read writer, a globally sought speaker and a popular podcast host, Layla is passionate about creating Inspiration, Education & Activation for personal and collective change in the world. Layla’s work is driven by a powerful desire to become a good ancestor; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation, especially for black girls and black women.
Layla is unapologetically confronting the oppressive systems of white supremacy and patriarchy, while offering important teachings and tools for transforming consciousness, cultivating personal anti-racism practice and taking responsibility for our individual and collective healing.