As a white woman, ask yourself: are you upholding
or fighting racism?
What's Up with White Women? is a practical guide
for white women who are interested in becoming
more effective in their cross-cultural, anti-racist practices.
Blending real-life stories, theory, and anti-racism practices
from decades of on-the-ground work, the authors invite white
women to understand their gendered role in systemic racism and their unique opportunity for action. Both frank and compassionate, coverage includes:
Stories of white women's experiences with sexism, racism, and white privilege
How white women harm BIPOC and ourselves by colluding with systems of oppression
Why and how white women often hijack race conversations
A powerful six-stage identity development model for self-reflection and growth
Guiding questions and practical actions for strengthening anti-racism practices
Tools to cultivate genuine partnerships with BIPOC individuals and groups.
White women are positioned in a power hierarchy between white men and BIPOC. It is time for white women to step up and undertake deep reflection on their role in systemic racism and take concrete actions that support equity and justice for all people.
I wanted to thank the two of you again for writing "What's Up With White Women: Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege In Pursuit of Social Justice. The seven stages of privilege inspired my final capstone presentation for graduation. It continues to serve as foundational knowledge for my ongoing research to develop a methodology for DEI behavior change. I religiously recommend your book to my professional peers and students interested in the first steps of social justice work. This January I started my own DEI executive leadership coaching business and often assign your book as required reading for my clients.
- Kelsi Ju, DEI Executive Leadership Coach, Step Up Step Back