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Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Jessie Daniels for Nice White Ladies

*Offsite
Thursday, Nov 11, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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.

About Nice White Ladies: 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.