New Book: Becoming a White Antiracist
Posted by Stylus Publishing on April 27, 2021
Becoming a White Antiracist, A Practical Guide for Educators, Leaders, and Activists by Stephen D. Brookfield and Mary E. Hess is now available for pre-order.
As this book was being written, the United States exploded in outrage against the murder by police of people of color across the country. Corporations, branches of state and local government, and educational institutions all pledged to work for racial justice and the Black Lives Matters movement moved into the mainstream as people from multiple racial and class identities pledged their support to its message.
Everywhere, it seemed, white people were looking to learn about race. “What do we do?” “How can we help?” These were the cries the authors heard most frequently from those whites whose consciousness of racism was being raised.
This book is their answer to those cries. It’s grounded in the idea that white people need to start with themselves, with understanding that they have a white racial identity. Once you’ve learned about what it means to be white in a white supremacist world, the answer of “what can I do” becomes clear.
Sometimes you work in multiracial alliances, but more often you work with white colleagues and friends. In this book, the authors explore what it means for white people to move from becoming aware of the extent of their unwitting collusion in racism, towards developing a committed antiracist white identity.
They create a road map, or series of paths, that people can consider traveling as they work to develop a positive white identity centered around enacting antiracism.
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