One of our recommended books is Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY

Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor


The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

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.

This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining:

Examining your own white privilege
What allyship really means
Anti-blackness,

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The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.

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.

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
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  • Sourcebooks
  • Hardcover
  • January 2020
  • 256 Pages
  • 9781728209807

Buy the Book

$25.99

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About Layla F. Saad

Layla F. Saad is the author of the ground-breaking Me and White Supremacy and the host of Good Ancestor Podcast. She is a globally sought speaker on the topics of race, spirituality, feminism and leadership. Layla’s work is driven by her powerful desire to become a ‘good ancestor’; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.

Praise

“Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author

“Personal, practical…effective, and imperative.” — Glennon Doyle, New York Times bestselling author

“Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won’t end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action.” — Robin DiAngelo, New York Times bestseller author of White Fragility

Discussion Questions

1. How will we collectively and actively continue to practice the work of antiracism and dismantling white supremacy?

2. How can we amplify and support our local, state, federal, and global BIPOC communities and organizations? What are some specific actions we can take and how will we hold ourselves accountable?

3. How can we facilitate change and inspire growth in our personal lives and systemically? Are our local and state governments actively engaged in antiracism work? If not, how can we engage them in change?

4. Is the group interested in continuing to discuss some of Layla’s suggested books, podcasts, films, and/or documentaries? What would those discussions look like?

5. Would the group be interested in following up and revisiting Me and White Supremacy in one month, six months, or a year? How could repeating the process of reflecting on Layla’s prompts be beneficial?

6. How did processing Me and White Supremacy as a group help and/or further our antiracism journey and confronting our relationship with white supremacy? How do we feel we have changed over the course of these group meetings?

7. How are we showing up differently for the Black and Brown people in our life? What specific actions are we taking to be present for BIPOC?