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White Tears Brown Scars Ruby Hamad

White Tears Brown Scars By Ruby Hamad

White Tears Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad

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An explosive, rigorously researched exploration of the ways in which white feminism has been used as a weapon of white supremacy and patriarchy against Black women and women of colour.

White Tears Brown Scars Summary

White Tears Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour by Ruby Hamad

'Powerful and provocative' - Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the Sunday Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist

'A MUST read for any white women who consider themselves feminist' - Scarlett Curtis, author of the Sunday Times bestselling Feminists Don't Wear Pink

'An explosive and revelatory argument for deconstructing and confronting the entrenched notions of white supremacy and superiority that still reign today.' - Mireille Harper

'How is it that we have been so conditioned to privilege the emotional comfort of white people?'

White tears possess a potency that is rarely acknowledged or commented upon, but they have long been used as a dangerous and insidious tool against people of colour, weaponised in order to invoke sympathy and divert blame.

Taking us from the slave era, when white women fought in court to keep 'ownership' of their slaves, through centuries of colonialism, when women offered a soft face for brutal tactics, to the modern workplace, in which tears serve as a defense to counter accusations of bias and micro-aggressions, White Tears/Brown Scars tells a charged story of white women's active participation in campaigns of oppression. It offers a long-overdue validation of the experiences of women of colour and an urgent call-to-arms in the need for true intersectionality.

With rigour and precision, Hamad builds a powerful argument about the legacy of white superiority that we are socialised within, a reality that we must all apprehend in order to fight.

White Tears Brown Scars Reviews

What really makes this book excellent is that its focus is on the experience of women of colour...This is a curtain rising on the masses of women of colour who have individually suffered from the same system yet never before been told that their experience is universal, systemised, and wrong. * BadForm Review *

About Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad is a journalist, author, and academic. Her Guardian article How White Women Use Strategic Tears to Silence Women of Colour became a global flashpoint for discussions of white feminism and racism. She splits her time between Sydney and New York.

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White Tears Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Colour by Ruby Hamad
Orion Publishing Co
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