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Photo taken at Books are Magic, Brooklyn. Credit: Jessie Daniels.
Read the reviews:
One reviewer called the book "immensely readable," giving it a coveted starred review. The book was included in their annual list of best nonfiction books of 2021. ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Despite the serious subject matter, Daniels creates a very welcoming and a 'we’re all in this together' tone by framing the narrative with her personal anti-racism journey, including her racist ancestry ... A welcome addition to the anti-racism canon; read alongside the myriad Black and POC authors, activists, and scholars listed in Daniels’ notes." ~ Booklist
"Blunt and well-reasoned ... Buttressed by Daniels’s personal reflections and lucid readings of American history and culture, this is a bracing yet actionable call for change." ~ Publishers Weekly
An "excellent work of literature for those who understand that the work of anti-racism cannot be disentangled from self-work. However much one may already know about the subject matter, Daniels’ confronting, academic, and personal approach will surely provide her readers with fresh insights. It is a work that I would highly recommend to both academics and laymen seeking to understand the complexities of white womanhood and racism. I would especially recommend the book to white women, as no matter how “woke” one might be, there might be a 'Nice White Lady,' whether big or small, in all of us." ~ Populism Studies
"While its primary audience is White women, I would not hesitate to use this book in class as an exemplar of intersectionality." ~ Kathleen J. Fitzgerald, in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
"Daniels’s personal stake in this work is what makes Nice White Ladies both authentic and grounded...." ~ Whitney Wilkinson Arreche, Christian Century