Witnessing Whiteness: The Journey Into Racial Awareness and Antiracist Action (Paperback)
Witnessing Whiteness offers a comprehensive and empathetic exploration of what white people experience when learning about race, why it is so confusing, how whiteness works in their lives, and how to act against racism. The author combines authentic storytelling, nuanced analysis, and compelling voices from a collection of cross-race guides to lead readers through a self-reflective process that creates clarity about today's challenging and often contradicting messages about how to be antiracist.
Shelly Tochluk is a Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary's University-Los Angeles. For over 18 years, she has worked with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles) to host dialogues and an annual 4-day institute, Unmasking Whiteness, which leads White people into a deeper understanding of their personal relationship to race and systemic racism.