White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution by Judy RydeWhite Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution by Judy Ryde

White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the Solution

byJudy Ryde

Paperback | March 21, 2019

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All white people understand cultural differences from a platform of relative privilege, affecting their personal and professional interactions. How should they respond when confronted with this knowledge? This introductory book looks at the concept of whiteness, and shows how individuals can 'unmask' their own whiteness and take meaningful steps to break down unconscious bias and structural racism.

Exploring how colonial history resulted in white privilege, this book examines how that privilege manifests today in a culturally diverse world, and the links between the rise in far-right politics and anti-immigration rhetoric that led to Brexit and Donald Trump's election. It looks at the pressures on privilege and white populations, with candid reflections on how even well-meaning white people may project unconscious bias in their everyday lives. There are also dedicated chapters on training to raise awareness of white privilege in professional organizations.

Judy Ryde is a psychotherapist who works with refugees and asylum seekers and is the director for Trauma Foundation South West (TFSW). She has worked for nearly thirty years with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) and the Centre of Supervision and Team Development Bath for twenty years.Judy Ryde PhD is a freelance...
Title:White Privilege Unmasked: How to Be Part of the SolutionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 21, 2019Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1785924087

ISBN - 13:9781785924088


Table of Contents

Part One: Facing Up to White Privilege. 1. Introduction. 2. A Short History of Whiteness. 3. How are White People Privileged? Part Two: The Effects of White Privilege. 4. White Awareness within a Culturally Diverse World. 5. White Privilege Under Pressure. 6. Features of Cultural Difference. Part Three: Making Personal and Societal Changes. 7. How Can We Connect White Privilege and Other Forms of Oppression? 8. Towards a Systemic and Participatory Worldview. 9. How to Uncover Your Own Whiteness. 10. Encouraging Societal Changes in White Awareness. 11. Consultancy and Training for White Awareness in Organizations. 12. Reparatory Justice. 13. Where Next for White People? 14. Conclusion: And Now Towards the Needs of the Future.

Editorial Reviews

Written in an accessible and engaging style, this book not only charts where white privilege comes from, but also offers possible ways we can start to challenge society's structural inequalities. In doing so, it boldly examines one of the most divisive, yet important and powerful, social constructs of our time: race. - Sarah Hackett, Reader in Modern European History, Bath Spa University and author of Foreigners, Minorities and Integration: The Muslim Immigrant Experience in Britain and Germany