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I read this several years ago as well. I will always defer to authors with lived experience in their subject matter. That said, I thought Jodi did a good job in this one of not only pointing out and showing the reader what blatant white supremacy looks like but also pointing out the problems with “white saviorism” which she did in the character of the lawyer if I remember correctly. If more white people would point this out to other white people we could all be in a better place. In this case I think it is the job of white people to call each other out and this book did that quite well.