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Based off the original workbook, Me and White Supremacy teaches listeners 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 over 90,000 people downloaded the Me and White Supremacy Workbook

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 further resources.

Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. The numbers show that people are ready to do this work - let’s give it to them.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Layla F. Saad (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Mixed Emotions

Having a hard time with this one. Maybe my expectations were off before starting. I’m coming into this book as a white guy hoping to reduce the chances that I’m perpetuating hardships to people of colour, or otherwise reaping benefits from my skin colour at the disadvantage of others. What I received right off the bat is the label from the author that because I’m white, I’m racist and supporting white supremacy. If I feel angered by that label, it’s my white fragility showing. The feeling that I'm coming away with is that to even refute anything in this book suggests that I support racism and am not capable of helping correctly. If a Caucasian person tries to help celebrate another culture, it’s cultural appropriation or exploitation. White cultures simultaneously promote Caucasian physical features as the ideal, but also steal physical features from other races determined to be beautiful such as darker skin via tanning, bigger lips / curves by aesthetic procedures etc. There is also a point blank statement that people of colour can’t be racist towards Caucasian individuals because they lack cultural power to exert force on caucasians. I’d agree that ‘western’ cultures see a disproportionate majority of positions of power occupied by caucasians, but if you were to look at many Asian, African or middle eastern countries, I think the roles would be reversed. There were a surprising number of generalizations based solely on race (generalizations both towards Caucasian and people of colour), which I can’t get behind, whether good or bad. It completely glazed over the nuances of individuals having the capacity to act as independent people. I found these blanket generalizations stunning in a book of this nature. If the author wanted to give a Caucasian reader the experience of being ‘damned if you do, damned if you dont’ based solely on race, mission accomplished. Even writing this critical review after listening to the book makes me feel that I’m doing things wrong or not understanding, simply by not giving this book undying adoration. I want to reinforce that I agree there is racism, prejudice and bias, based solely on skin color, which I want no part of, and want to help eradicate. I’ll continue to look for ways that I can learn, improve my ability to help out others to reduce suffering in the world and to help eliminate cultural norms which allow racism, but I can’t recommend this book to others on the same journey. Moving on to the book "White Fragility" and others, to see what I'm missing and what I can do better.

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Phenomenal!!! Be ready to WORK.

This book was phenomenal. If you go into it with the right intentions, this book will make you WORK, but it is incredibly important work. Get a blank journal, settle in, and prepare to look at yourself deeply and honestly. If you ARE honest, you're going to realize things that you do NOT like realizing. That's all part of it, but the good news is that no matter what you find out about yourself, there is plenty of information in this book to help you do better. Listen, put in the work, and keep doing it for the rest of your life. I know I will be.

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  • Joe
  • 2020-12-09

A truly dangerous baseless ideology, no solutions.

Realizing some people are writing negative reviews without having read the book just to slander it, let me begin by saying I did read this book. I re-llistened to many sections for understanding and took notes.

"White fragility is a white person taking the position of victim when in fact that white person has committed or participated in acts of racial harm."
The author goes on to say that white people can never be victims.

"You are complicit in a system of discrimination you are not aware of"
"Silence is violence"

The author from my understanding is a blogger, not a social scientist or any type of researcher. She has coined her own terms to describe these concepts she invented ike white fragility, wite silence etc.

"[There is] a deeply held social construct that there are biologically different races and that one race is superior tot he other."
There are no references or research to support these sweeping assumptions.

The beautiful thing about this circular logic, is that in expression anything other than full support, I myself am expressing "white fragility", and therefore anything I could write in attempt to create dialogue is automatically invalidated.

Saying that no one can argue with these ideas and terms completely closes off all avenues of communication and discussion.

The reason why i call these ideas dangerous is this. If white people are complicit in racism unconsciously, and if "silence is violence", and if not actively doing anything also makes you a racist, then these ideas are opening up the avenues to justify violence against any white person, anywhere at any time.

There is very little mention of it, but as you probably know there is research about implicit bias regarding race, but the research shows it is very weakly linked to actions.

One of the conclusions is that you should "amplify BIPOC voices regardless of message", this is a dangerous line of thinking that follows down the same road of the persecution of the kulaks in soviet russia.
The most essential thing we can do i keep open avenues of communication.

The notion that you can paint all these white people with the same brush, regardless of where they live or what their life experiences are, is entirely racist by its true definition.

There are no actual solution to these problems offered, let me offer some here:
Everyone should take personal responsibility for their own lives. Yes circumstances are different for everyone, there is always someone better off than you. But its up to us to determine how we feel about our situation and how we respond.
Treat others are you would like to be treated. If you look for a racist power structure everywhere you go, it will appear to you, but in reality consider it might just be a normal power structure.

But, I am just saying all this because I am a fragile, privileged racist.

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So eye-opening! Thankful I came across this book.

The writer/narrator has a gentle voice and is a pleasure to listen to, which is a blessing because each bite-sized daily segment challenged me far more than I expected! I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who is looking at purchasing it. Hard work to follow through, but it's life-changing and desperately needed.

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  • Au global
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An Eyy Opener

a definite must read/listen. this is important for our Future as a human race.

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examining whiteness for the willing

This was a great work that had me examining and interrogating myself as a white woman. Thank you for some tough questions and reflections. My thanks to the author for this opportunity to delve deeper.

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Very Idealistic

First off, I am an able-bodied, cisgender, heterosexual, white male.

How does a person like me even attempt to write a review of this book? If I give it five stars, I’ll be told that I’m doing it for “ally optics” and hoping to get “ally cookies”. If I give any criticism at all I’ll be labelled a racist. If I do nothing, that’s giving into “white apathy”. No matter what I do, I’m wrong, because I’m white. But that’s not a generalization against me, also because I’m white.

I want to be clear: this book has merit. At the very least it asks important questions and hopefully leads to many conversations. I really hope many people read it in an attempt to challenge themselves to look outside their own bubble or worldview.
But if I’m allowed to be honest, the author suggests that there are only two extremes: either do nothing and be a white apathetic; or take action on an extremely precarious tightwire where almost every action you take will be wrong or at least criticized but BIPOC.

In conclusion, this book is focused on race inequality- but there are so many other types of inequality. Therefore, I recommend reading this book with a grain of salt. Love all people, help others where you can; but don’t make it about yourself. Do it to better humanity.

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Helpful

Saad is a consistent guide to my personal journey with white supremacy. I return to and recommend this workbook to all friends and family members who are confused about their roll with anti racism and are looking to grow with love.

  • Au global
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A MUST READ

Please read this book, especially if you are white. Saad provides a necessary education.

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Very good book.

I am brown and this book was needed for me to understand the need to combat racism. I suggest you listen to this book with an open mind.

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  • The Shop-aholic
  • 2020-06-12

A MUST listen for blacks and whites alike!

Wow! Listening as a black male I learned so much through this book! Thank You!

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  • Quinn
  • 2020-09-16

Brilliantly Idiotic

Layla did a fantastic job of articulately presenting white supremacy and the litany of ways it has impacted BIPOC group. Although the book is aimed at efforts to curb white supremacy, it also does a good job at establishing, through a few contextual examples and logical arguments, the power imbalance between BIPOC and whites as a direct result of generational global white oppression. I can feel the fear, anger, hope, and other strong emotions from Layla's words, and I feel so sorry that I agree with less than 10% of what she says. Racism is an evil seldom matched in humanity, but unfortunately I think this book, unintentionally promotes it. Although I think the book serves as a great reminder to always question ones motives, the vehicle by which Layla proposes to eliminate racism is through the perceived ubiquity of a narrative that does not align with reality (in my perception). the logic is akin to social redistribution of power with equity across all facets of life. although socialistic societies promote this idea, the only thing that govorments can actually provide is equity of opportunity. This method is inherently byas, and thus inequitable, due to the self-designated group which declares themselves to be judge, jury, and executioner. We all agree that racism is wrong and that we should weed it out where it exists, but this is not the way to do it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-27

Essential!!

This book is absolutely required reading for the betterment of humanity. It is a must read and the action it requires of the reader is it’s crown Jewel.

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  • Becca K
  • 2020-05-29

Very timely, and something I needed to read

Insightful and thought provoking, made me understand more what my parents went through and helped me to see what I can do better.

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  • Briana Palma
  • 2020-06-09

Thank you.

This book is everything. This is an amazing tool and resource to start looking within yourself and your life and to listen and LEARN the ways that you can become part of the work and not part of the problem. I am thankful for this opportunity to learn and continue the work in my life.

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  • ERICK
  • 2020-09-05

Good but not fantastic

This book is probably best described as a good starter course for anyone just learning about and needing to delve deeper into white supremacy, from the perspective of a white person. It is completely outlined with exercises for a white person to educate themselves as to the ways they may be acting racist or racially biased without their knowledge. So if you need this training. Dig in! This'll be great for you. If you are beyond this, then there are lots of other great books about the black experience that you can read as well.

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  • Mark
  • 2020-08-06

Wish I had bought the hard copy

It was a great listen but I wish I had bought the hard copy. It would have been better to have the hard copy when doing the reflection questions so I could easily refer back to them as I'm journaling.

The content was a great introduction to anti-racism work and definitely a jumping off point to continue.

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  • Laura Beare
  • 2020-06-14

Are White or Bi-Racial? Read this book.

This book did an amazing job opening my white privileged eyes to the subtle (NOT SUBTLE!) and systemic racism that I expressed without knowing or understanding why. The journaling prompts at the end of each topic were essential for my learning. So happy with this purchase!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-06-12

Seriously incredible.

I always considered myself one of the “good white people”. I began this book drenched in white supremacy and exceptionalism. I end this book with the same supremacy and exceptionalism, but aware of it and starting the work to dismantle it. Grateful for this! I’m telling all my friends and family to buy this book! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  • Cristina
  • 2020-07-31

Great & Reflective WORKBOOK

This book was what I need to work on weeding out racism in my everyday life. The part that aggrivated me was that it should have journal,workbook,activity or something of that nature in the title because if I would have known that, I would have purchased the book in hand to do the reflection questions.....which there are 5-10 each chapter and that was the essence of the book. I will print them out now and do them but I wish I would have know first hand so I could have participated more functionally during the chapters to get the over experience and message in a whole.
I do want to say it was a tough read to hear. I had to put it down a few times due to my white privaledged frustration which I recognize, but the reflection questions are the essence of the work and what has been lacking from other BLM reads.
Thank you for you work and messages!

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