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‘Highly effective and provocative’ – Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, creator of the Sunday Occasions bestselling Tips on how to be an Antiracist
‘A MUST learn for any white girls who think about themselves “feminist”‘ – Scarlett Curtis, creator of the Sunday Occasions bestselling Feminists Do not Put on Pink
‘An explosive and revelatory argument for deconstructing and confronting the entrenched notions of white supremacy and superiority that also reign at present.’ – Mireille Harper
‘How is it that we now have been so conditioned to privilege the emotional consolation of white individuals?’
White tears possess a efficiency that’s hardly ever acknowledged or commented upon, however they’ve lengthy been used as a harmful and insidious software in opposition to individuals of color, weaponised to be able to invoke sympathy and divert blame.
Taking us from the slave period, when white girls fought in court docket to maintain ‘possession’ of their slaves, by means of centuries of colonialism, when girls provided a delicate face for brutal ways, to the fashionable office, during which tears function a protection to counter accusations of bias and micro-aggressions, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white girls’s lively participation in campaigns of oppression. It affords a long-overdue validation of the experiences of girls of color and an pressing call-to-arms within the want for true intersectionality.
With rigour and precision, Hamad builds a strong argument concerning the legacy of white superiority that we’re socialised inside, a actuality that we should all apprehend to be able to struggle.