“Deconstructing white women and white supremacy has never been more necessary than it is right now, and I am always looking for ways to learn, grow, shut the F up, and listen. This book gives you the tools to do just that.” – Chelsea Handler

Regina Jackson

Born in Chicago in 1950 Regina remembers an America where everything was in Black and white. Burned into her memory are; the beatings and horrific treatment of civil rights workers throughout the south, the Goodman, Chaney & Schwerner murders, the murder of Viola Liuzzo, the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the murders of President John Kennedy and his brother Robert. The violence perpetrated on innocent people going about their lives, by white people. It is these memories that drive Regina to push for real change in America. Which is why she co-founded Race 2 Dinner.

Saira Rao

Saira (NOT Sara) Rao grew up in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of Indian immigrants. For forty years, she wasted her precious time aspiring to be white and accepted by dominant white society, a futile task for anyone not born with white skin. Several years ago, Saira began the painful process of dismantling her own internalized oppression. Saira is a lawyer-by-training, a former congressional candidate, a published novelist and an entrepreneur.

Regina & Saira are the team behind Race2Dinner and the documentary film, Deconstructing Karen. Their co-written book, White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better was an instant New York Times Bestseller. White Women is no-holds-barred guidebook aimed at white women who want to stop being nice and start dismantling white supremacy.

It is a call to action to those of you who are looking to take the next steps in dismantling white supremacy. Your white supremacy. If you are in fact doing real anti-racism work, you will find few reasons to be nice, as other white people want to limit your membership in the club. If you are not ticking white people off on a regular basis, you are not doing it right.

White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do Better

Penguin Books |
Nonfiction

An instant New York Times Bestseller!

A no-holds-barred guidebook aimed at white women who want to stop being nice and start dismantling white supremacy from the team behind Race2Dinner and the documentary film, Deconstructing Karen

It’s no secret that white women are conditioned to be “nice,” but did you know that the desire to be perfect and to avoid conflict at all costs are characteristics of white supremacy culture?

As the founders of Race2Dinner, an organization which facilitates conversations between white women about racism and white supremacy, Regina Jackson and Saira Rao have noticed white women’s tendency to maintain a veneer of niceness, and strive for perfection, even at the expense of anti-racism work.

In this book, Jackson and Rao pose these urgent questions: how has being “nice” helped Black women, Indigenous women and other women of color? How has being “nice” helped you in your quest to end sexism? Has being “nice” earned you economic parity with white men? Beginning with freeing white women from this oppressive need to be nice, they deconstruct and analyze nine aspects of traditional white woman behavior–from tone-policing to weaponizing tears–that uphold white supremacy society, and hurt all of us who are trying to live a freer, more equitable life.

White Women is a call to action to those of you who are looking to take the next steps in dismantling white supremacy. Your white supremacy. If you are in fact doing real anti-racism work, you will find few reasons to be nice, as other white people want to limit your membership in the club. If you are not ticking white people off on a regular basis, you are not doing it right.

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Coming soon!

Deconstructing Karen Trailer

Co-Founders Regina Jackson & Saira Rao appear with Angie Seth on CTV in Canada to discuss all things White Women (the book) and Deconstructing Karen (September 2022)

Co-Founders Regina Jackson & Saira Rao appear on the “Realities of Racism” panel with Angie Seth on CTV (July 2022)

Co-Founders Regina Jackson & Saira Rao and Resident White Woman, Lisa Bond, discuss Deconstructing Karen on The Social.

The Problem with Jon Stewart: The Problem with White People (with Resident White Woman Lisa Bond)

Fox News Huckster Jesse Watters loses it over white women unlearning their racist conditioning.

Join the Race2Dinner Community

AppleTV | Deconstructing Karen Documentary

Contribute to Regina & Saira’s Community Fund

Honors, Awards & Recognition

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Media clips

Forbes | Why Is The Phrase ‘White Women’ Triggering For Many White Women?

Fox News | Activists paid to call dinner guests racist, complain ‘White women tears’ derail the ‘whole conversation’

Forbes | This New Book Invites White Women To Interrogate The Role They Play In White Supremacy

Essence | What Black Women Can Take From A Book Detailing White Women’s Racism 

The Voice | Deconstructing Karen: Explosive new film tackles racism head on 

San Francisco Chronicle | 3 books on activism to get you fired up over progressive politics, racism, worker justice

Kirkus | A highly insightful, useful text.

Mirror | Meet the Dinner Party Guests Hired for £3500 to Teach Women About White Privilege

The London Sunday Times | Ladies, your $5,000 ‘racism supper’ is ready — don’t choke on the guilt

New York Magazine | Guilty Parties – Two entrepreneurs have built a business dredging up white women’s shame.

Urban Life Wash Park | Making A Difference – Race2Dinner

The Today Show | White women are paying thousands of dollars to confront their racist beliefs over dinner

The Toronto Star | White women pay to go to dinners to talk about how racist they are. It’s a start

The Guardian | Why liberal white women pay a lot of money to learn over dinner how they’re racist

Glamour | Are White Women Finally Waking Up?

Veja Magazine (Brazil) | White Americans pay $2,500 to assume they are racist

Front Porch of Northeast Denver | Bearing Witness to “White Supremacy“ One Meal at a Time

Voyage Denver | Hidden Gems – Meet Regina Jackson of Race2Dinner

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