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Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories

Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice Stories While we are all familiar with the lives of prominent Black civil rights leaders few of us have a sense of what developing a White antiracist identity entails Few of us can name the White activists w

  • Title: Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories
  • Author: Eddie Moore Jr. Marguerite W. Penick-Parks Ali Michael
  • ISBN: 9781620362082
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback
  • While we are all familiar with the lives of prominent Black civil rights leaders, few of us have a sense of what developing a White antiracist identity entails Few of us can name the White activists who joined the struggle against discrimination, let alone understand the complexities, stresses, and contradictions of doing this work while benefiting from the privileges theWhile we are all familiar with the lives of prominent Black civil rights leaders, few of us have a sense of what developing a White antiracist identity entails Few of us can name the White activists who joined the struggle against discrimination, let alone understand the complexities, stresses, and contradictions of doing this work while benefiting from the privileges they enjoyed as Whites.This book fills that gap by vividly presenting the personal stories, experiences, and reflections of 15 prominent White antiracists The contributors recount the circumstances that led them to undertake this work, describe key moments and insights about their journeys and frankly admit their continuing lapses and mistakes They make it clear that confronting oppression including their own prejudices is a lifelong process of learning.This is an eye opening book for anyone who wants to understand what it means to be White together with the reality of what is involved in becoming a White antiracist and social justice advocate is interested in the paths taken by those who have gone before and wants to engage reflectively and critically in this difficult and important work.

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    1 thought on “Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories

    1. An excellent compilation of works by anti-racist white role models detailing their stories, missteps, and lessons learned along the way. The introduction by Paul Kivel is appropriately sobering, however, as he says "I urge you, as a reader, to not see us as people to be celebrated or emulated. Nothing is that simple. Instead, learn from our challenges and reluctances so that you might catch yourself following those lead and decide instead to quicken your pace." An important addition to any racia [...]

    2. Eddie Moore Jr. Made a case for this book when I met him at a conference, an experienced black man advising a newly awakened white woman, telling me something in the vein of 'white people need role models, that's why this book exists' - this book is that. In social justice work, and devouring media and news, it's easy to get stuck just processing what is happening, and to be lost in the depression, weight, and guilt of being white- this book is a strong antidote of white people saying "yes, andG [...]

    3. I picked up this book after hearing Dr. Moore Jr. speak at my library recently. As 1st generation Brazilian immigrant, I'm locked out from the highest echelons of the White hierarchy; however, as for all light-skinned Latin Americans, I do benefit from an enormous amount of white privilege due to an ability to "pass" until we reveal ourselves (often to the response, "oh, I thought you were White").So in many ways, the insights in this book really resonated for me, as an "off-white" person, as on [...]

    4. I found this book disappointing. I am an admirer of many of the activist in this book, but these essays seem quickly written and slapped together. Better to just read original works by the various authors.

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