Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Length: 256 pages
Audiobook Length: 5 hours and 19 minutes
First Published: 2020
Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations.
Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home.
This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining:
Examining your own white privilege
What allyship really means
Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation
Changing the way that you view and respond to race
How to continue the work to create social change
Quotes from Me and White Supremacy
You cannot dismantle what you cannot see. You cannot challenge what you do not understand.
Here is a radical idea that I would like you to understand: white silence is violence. It actively protects the system. It says I am okay with the way things are because they do not negatively affect me and because I enjoy the benefits I receive with white privilege.
Antiracism work that does not break the heart open cannot move people toward meaningful change.
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
About Layla F. Saad
Layla Saad is a writer, podcast host, and author of the book Me and White Supremacy. She currently lives in Doha, Qatar. Visit the author’s website →