BOOK TALK: “Nice White Ladies”
November 9, 2021 5PM PT
Jessie Daniels, Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, Faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center, Affiliate Faculty in Africana Studies, Critical Social Psychology and Sociology at the Graduate Center – CUNY
Jessie Daniels, PhD (City University of New York; Harvard Berkman Klein Center; Oxford Internet Institute) discusses her new book, Nice White Ladies, which pulls no punches when it comes to white women and the many ways they are crucial to the smooth operation of white supremacy. Among a wide range of topics, she will talk about the “Karens” who call 911 — and how that technology is geared to meet the needs of white women — and the yoga ladies who advocate “light and love” from their all-white yoga studios, and the way white women’s protection is central to American culture, and it is destroying us all. Daniels’ approach is what one reviewer called a “gentle double-dare” for white women who want to do better and join with others working for liberation.