This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute
Many of us are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our privacy, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlineseditors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, leading organizers, artists, journalists, comedians, and filmmakers offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for anyone new to resistance work, and for the next generation of leaders building a better future.
Featuring contributions from:
adrienne maree brown
Reverend Dr. Valerie Bridgeman
Robin DG Kelley
Dr. Yaba Blay
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
"A timely and important work to support, educate, nourish, and sustain us all in resisting the lethal effects of white supremacy."―Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor Law, Columbia Law School and University of California, Los Angeles
"How We Fight White Supremacyis a brilliant, beautiful, and politically urgent text. This carefully curated collection masterfully explores the nuances, contours, and contradictions of a world in which Whiteness continues to define our social reality. Moving beyond rigid analysis or self-indulgent storytelling, this book offers us an impressive range of academic, political, and personal takes on White supremacy. More importantly, the book gives us permission to dream, think, organize, and struggle for a world outside of it."―Marc Lamont Hill, author ofNobody: Casualties of America's War on The Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
"How We Fight White Supremacyis the primer America needs right now! White supremacy is hardly new, but each generation needs to be reminded of the strategies of resistance and resilience that have made African American struggle so powerful and effective. Every American who cares about protecting the future of our country against the inhumanity of racist oppression should read this book today!"―Michael Eric Dyson,New York Timesbestselling author ofWhat Truth Sounds Like
About the Author
Akiba Solomonis senior editorial director ofColorlinesand an NABJ Award-winning journalist and editor whose writing on culture, race, gender, and reproductive health has appeared inEssence,Dissent,Glamour,Vibe, andEbony, among other outlets. She is the co-editor ofNaked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts. Solomon has spoken about women's and social justice issues at institutions including the Schomburg Center, Stanford, Yale, and Harvard. A graduate of Howard University, she is based in New York.
Kenrya Rankinis an award-winning author, journalist, editorial consultant and the editorial director atColorlines. Her work has appeared in dozens of national publications, including theNew York Times,Glamour,Reader's DigestandFast Company. She is the author of four books, includingBet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama. A graduate of Howard University and New York University, she is based in Washington, D.C.