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Me and White Supremacy

How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World
Narrated by: Layla Saad
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White supremacy is a violent system of oppression that harms Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, and if you are a person who holds white privilege, then you are complicit in upholding that harm, whether you realise it or not. And if you are 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 that 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, among others) 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 antiracism work. 

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

This workbook was born out of that challenge and the results have been life-changing.

©2020 Layla Saad (P)2020 Quercus Editions Limited

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Book of the decade

Just what we White privileged moderates needed, thank you. Opened my mind more than I could have hoped for. Time for action!

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Misleading title

I quickly downloaded this book as I thought it would be about far right white supremacists instead it is a self help book for white people who want to be less racist etc. Not what I was expecting and not entertaining in the slightest

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  • Nadine Drummond
  • 11-07-2020

Only if your willing to do the work!

Informative, global, honest, and a practical guide for those of us willing to do the anti-racist work.
I am black and intersectional and it's particularly poignant for me as I am mixed and have Muslims in my family and I felt totally represented in every identity I occupy. Thank you.

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  • 21-05-2020

A Truly Modern Intellectual

Prof Saad teaches on the elite Masters' programme in Journalism at the University of Wolverhampton. She stands in the vanguard of modern intellectuals who refuse to be accurately labelled. We are so lucky that she has chosen to write and read her impressive debut. I hope she keeps writing and I am sure that the West will benefit from her courageous decision to live here.

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  • 08-06-2020

Race baiting rubbish

The whole books stinks of a type of cult indoctranation based on race. Foul ideas which will only lead to hell. Avoid unless you are interested in how people get groomed into believing such rubbish.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-05-2020

An excellent, up-to-date manual

I loved the quantity of information presented in an organized manner, split into 28 chapters/days. It’s a great starting point for those who want to set off on the (neverending) anti-racist journey.

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  • Beelaow
  • 03-06-2020

A must listen, a call for action

Very eye opening, I hope to be able to implement the many things I have learned

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  • Rayder
  • 12-06-2020

Great book

Really enjoyed the book and it has open my eyes to the white supremacy that's in the society all around and in us.
Thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-06-2020

Great book cannot recommend to read enough

This is a revolutionary book that everyone should read. Layla Saad has produced such a wonderful book and educational tool on anti-racism. Books and material like this I believe are the start of how we begin to dismantle white supremacy for all humanity to thrive.

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  • Edel Mc Mahon
  • 02-07-2020

Shocked - not impressed

The book starts off really well, giving you things to really think about and delve into, from week 2 onwards it is a joke. I struggled to finish to audiobook. Saad states that charity work in African countries is really white saviourism and white people wanting to feel like the messiah....what???? And that if we takes photos during that time, you are only wanting to do so to post on IG....it just got worse from there! And that we shouldn’t start charities to support black people, only let black people do this. I could go on about the ridiculous statements she made! Not impressed

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-06-2020

Really worthwhile

if you're thinking of downloading this, just go ahead and do it. those with white privilege are part of the problem AND the solution. this will get you thinking, reflecting and ready to make a change.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-2020

Medium

Thought provoking at the end. However, the beginning is one dimensional and frankly discriminatory towards white people. The causes of systemic racism are distilled into a bland idea that is a self fulfilling prophecy and - if understood deeply in the way the author presents them - insoluble.
Could have and should have been done better.

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  • Mika
  • 11-07-2020

Where do I begin?

I started this book thinking, in retrospect sheepishly that I am very educated about this topic as a, what I prefer to describe myself an anti-racist, and I was humbled by this book.
I cannot thank the author or this book enough for teaching me so much and giving me so much food for thought, I'm sure I'll carry this book in my head and the lessons taught for a long, long time, try every day to be a better person and be prepared to learn otherwise.
A must-read for every anti-racist out there or anyone wanting to become an ally.