White Privilege Unmasked

White Privilege Unmasked

How to Be Part of the Solution

Judy Ryde


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All white people understand cultural differences from a platform of relative privilege, affecting their personal and professional interactions. How should they respond when confronted with this knowledge? This introductory book looks at the concept of whiteness, and shows how individuals can 'unmask' their own whiteness and take meaningful steps to break down unconscious bias and structural racism. Exploring how colonial history resulted in white privilege, this book examines how that privilege manifests today in a culturally diverse world, and the links between the rise in far-right politics and anti-immigration rhetoric that led to Brexit and Donald Trump's election. It looks at the pressures on privilege and white populations, with candid reflections on how even well-meaning white people may project unconscious bias in their everyday lives. There are also dedicated chapters on training to raise awareness of white privilege in professional organizations. This is the ebook edition, you will be able to access this ebook online via your browser or download it to the accompanying Jessica Kingsley Publishers app.


Judy Ryde:
Judy Ryde is a psychotherapist who works with refugees and asylum seekers and is the director for Trauma Foundation South West (TFSW). She has worked for nearly thirty years with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) and the Centre of Supervision and Team Development Bath for twenty years.