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Frequently Asked White Questions

Frequently Asked White Questions is a book by Ajay Parasram and Alex Khasnabish.

Ajay Parasram and Alex Khasnabish

The book cover features a light-pink background with three darker-pink dots placed beside each other like an ellipsis in the middle of the cover. The bottom third of the book cover is a white background with the title of the book and authors' names in darker pink.

Are you a white person with questions about how race affects different situations, but you feel awkward, shy or afraid to ask the people of colour in your life? Are you a racialized person who is tired of answering the same questions over and over? This book is for you: a basic guide for people learning about racial privilege.

In Frequently Asked White Questions, Drs. Alex Khasnabish and Ajay Parasram answer ten of the most common questions asked of them by people seeking to understand how race structures our every day.

Drawing from their lived experiences as well as live sessions of their monthly YouTube series Safe Space for White Questions , the authors offer concise, accessible answers to questions such as, "Is it possible to be racist against white people?" or "Shouldn't everyone be treated equally?" This book offers a thoughtful and respectful guide for anyone trying to figure out "woke" politics without jargon and judgement. (From Fernwood Publishing)

Alex Khasnabish is a writer, researcher and professor in Halifax, on unceded and unsurrendered Mi'kmaw territory. 

Ajay Parasram is professor in Halifax on unceded Mi'kma'ki territory. 

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