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Anti racist ally : an introduction to action & activism
2021
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The creator of the popular @officialmillennialblack Instagram shares practical insights into active practices of anti-racism, covering subjects ranging from the terminology of today's world to the personal biases that shape inequality. - (Baker & Taylor)

The creator of the popular @officialmillennialblack Instagram shares practical insights into active practices of anti-racism, covering subjects ranging from the terminology of today’s world to the personal biases that shape inequality. Original. 20,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)

Join the fight for racially marginalized people with this pocket-sized guide filled with practical insights from one of the leading voices of the movement for equality and founder of the @officialmillennialblack Instagram.

As the tragic murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement has demonstrated, not being racist is not enough. To fulfill the American ideal, to ensure that all people are equal, you must be actively anti-racist. 

In this essential guide, Sophie Williams, goes beyond her popular Instagram @officialmillennialblack, providing sharp, simple, and insightful steps anyone can take to be a better ally in the fight against racism. While the book&;s focus is on race, it also touches on  sexism, classism, ableism, oppression, and white supremacy. 

Written in her iconic Instagram style, this pocket-sized guide is a crucial starting point for every anti-racist ally, covering complex topics at the heart of anti-racist principles. Whether you are just finding your voice, have made a start but aren&;t sure what to do next, or want a fresh viewpoint, Anti-Racist Ally introduces and explains the language of change and shows you how to challenge the system, beginning with yourself. Sophie reminds you that this is a learning process, which means facing difficult truths, becoming uncomfortable, and working through the embarrassment and discomfort. 

The fight for justice isn&;t easy there aren&;t any shortcuts or quick wins. But together, anti-racist allies can use their power to truly change the world and lives.

- (HARPERCOLL)

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Williams is a U.K.-based anti-racism activist who focuses on the intersections of race and gender. Her new guide to anti-racism is an introduction to racial justice advocacy. In 14 sections, Williams briefly encapsulates key concepts, such as the difference between personal racism and structural racism and the importance of intersectionality in understanding discrimination. Williams contextualizes the increased interest in allyship within the context of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests that followed the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. She talks through barriers to becoming an ally, including fear of making mistakes or feelings of guilt, and discusses ways to be an ally in the workplace and social communities. Williams is also known for her educational Instagram account @OfficialMilliennialBlack, which highlights news and advocacy work. At times, the book's format mirrors the Instagram slideshows she creates to explain concepts with the account. Touching on issues from redlining to recognizing white privilege, Anti-Racist Ally provides a thoughtful entryway into the ongoing work of anti-racism. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6(2)
Discussion Of Terms
8(2)
Not Being Racist Is Not Enough
10(14)
Become An Anti-Racist Ally
24(20)
Let's Talk About Intersectionality
44(10)
What Does Racism Look Like Now?
54(22)
Allyship Anxieties
76(20)
Start With Yourself
96(14)
Become An Ally In Your Social Circle
110(12)
Become An Ally In Your Workplace
122(12)
Become An Ally At Home And In Your Communities
134(14)
Become An Economic Ally
148(10)
Keep Up The Momentum
158(16)
Further reading 174(2)
Endnotes 176

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