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Faculty Book: Jessie Daniels

Jessie Daniels
Nice White Ladies: The Truth about White Supremacy, Our Role in It, and How We Can Help Dismantle It  
(Seal Press, 2021)

image of book: nice white ladiesAn acclaimed expert illuminates the distinctive role that white women play in perpetuating racism, and how they can work to fight it.

In a nation deeply divided by race, the “Karens” of the world are easy to villainize. But in Nice White Ladies, Jessie Daniels addresses the unintended complicity of even well-meaning white women. She reveals how their everyday choices harm communities of color. White mothers, still expected to be the primary parents, too often uncritically choose to send their kids to the “best” schools, collectively leading to a return to segregation. She addresses a feminism that pushes women of color aside, and a wellness industry that insulates white women in a bubble of their own privilege.

Daniels then charts a better path forward. She looks to the white women who fight neo-Nazis online and in the streets, and who challenge all-white spaces from workplaces to schools to neighborhoods. In the end, she shows how her fellow white women can work toward true equality for all.

Daniels is a professor of psychology at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 12, 2021

Category: Faculty Books | Psychology