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Nice White Ladies - Jessie Daniels - <span class="date-display-single">11/11/2021 - 7:00pm</span>

Nice White Ladies

11/11/2021 - 7:00pm

Crowdcast

An acclaimed expert illuminates the distinctive role that white women play in perpetuating racism, and how they can work to fight it. Jessie Daniels will appear live via Crowdcast to discuss her newest book, Nice White Ladies. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-nice-white-ladies. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. 

 

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.

Jessie Daniels

About Presenter Jessie Daniels

 

Jessie Daniels is the author of White Lies and a Faculty Affiliate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Professor at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, in Sociology, Critical Social Psychology, and Africana Studies. Jessie is internationally recognized as an expert on Internet manifestations of racism and her writing on race has appeared in The New York Times, NPR, Forbes, and Newsweek. She lives in New York City.

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