Me and White Supremecy
A 28-day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
By: Layla F. Saad
At the request of the author, 100% of the profits from this book through this website will be donated to: Mama Glow.
A note from the DIssent Pins team: This is the book that inspired our Reading Books is Not Enough Book Club. In 2019, our entire staff used this workbook to discuss and investigate our own racist behaviors. We continue to use it as the basis for our twice-monthly anti-racism check-ins where we talk about how we can challenge racism more effectively as people and as a company.
When Layla Saad ran a free month-long Instagram challenge during the summer of 2018, she had no idea it would become an international cultural movement.
Thousands of people from around the world were galvanized by the #meandwhitesupremacy challenge, examining and owning responsibility for the ways in which they uphold white supremacy. Over 80,000 people downloaded her guide to the movement, Me and White Supremacy Workbook in the space of just six months. And now, that guide is a published book.
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. The book goes beyond the original workbook by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and includes expanded definitions, examples, and further resources.