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“With wit and wisdom, compassion and courage, fierce faith in the possibilities for change and a relentless commitment to truth, Molly Secours wades into the waters of Whiteness. Secours is a powerful storyteller who means to provoke dialogue and response. Disarmingly honest, compellingly confessional, deeply disruptive and potentially redemptive, this book unmasks White privilege, guilt and fragility, alongside the systems and structures, theologies and policies that prop up White supremacy. Secours holds us as we wrestle with hard truths and then holds us accountable and calls us to concrete action.”
Rev. Janet Wolf, Public Theology & Nonviolent
Organizing, Children’s Defense Fund
“Molly Secours is not afraid to ‘tell it like it is!’ All you White folks, out there, who are outraged about the George Floyd murder and the hundreds of other such “legalized” murders now seen in today’s news, and who are asking ‘what can I do?’ Well, the first thing you can do is read and take Molly Scours’ White Privilege Pop Quiz. The second thing you can do is do is learn from your White, racially- liberal mistakes and start living
your life to its fullest!”
Tomidipe Wade, Ph.D., Retired College Educator of Africana Studies
including race, racism and racial diversity; author of scholarly
articles on racism, sexism, classism and heterosexism.
“For more than twenty years, I’ve been enlightened
by dialogues with Molly Secours on race issues, and now you can benefit from her knowledge, insight, and understanding too. An important and timely book written by an expert on the subject.”
Karen Essex, Award-winning novelist and journalist, screenwriter and author of international best-selling novel, Leonardo’s Swans
“Molly Secours holds up an essential mirror with compassion and humor. I need this!”
Minton Sparks, Award-winning Poet, author, spoken word artist, storyteller
“Reading Molly Secours’s book was my most harrowing look in the mirror, and I’m a better person for having taken it. Like a workout for the soul. With Molly as a guide, internal exploration leads to empathy, understanding, and greater humanity. I hated pop
quizzes until now.”
Peter Cooper, Nashville, TN Singer-songwriter,
writer-editor at Country Music Hall Of Fame
"White Privilege Pop Quiz is a short book with long reach. Its ideas will go deep into your being, grab your heart, and open it. The result, in most cases, will be the emergence of empathy. When it comes to race, we humans are divided by handed down beliefs, fears and ignorance. This book builds a bridge that we can walk across to understand each other in a new, deeper way. We are also in an empathy crisis, fueled by social media, fake news, and politics. A book like this, that builds empathy, is exactly what we need right now. I love it
and highly recommend it.”
Mary Gauthier, Grammy Nominated
American folk singer-songwriter
“As a Black female and the only elected Black Juvenile Court Judge in Tennessee, I am reminded daily of my race. Reading Molly Secours’ White Privilege Pop Quiz, gave me so many ah-ha moments. Molly was able to artfully write about so many of the things I have felt all of my life.
"The quiz was done in a way which isn’t an in your face” forceful method of facing white privilege and racism. Instead, she offers a different perspective on how someone can truly think about whiteness and the privileges which naturally come with it. It is such a powerful book and an inspiration for all. It is a must read, a must think, and a must answer type of book. In the end, I hope everyone can come to grips with the question of whether you would choose to wake up as another race, think about the answer, and thank Molly for explaining privilege in a lens outside of racism.”
Sheila D. J. Calloway, Juvenile Court Judge, Davidson County, Nashville, TN
“With humility and humor, Molly shares her personal awakening to the subtle (and not so subtle) realities of privilege enjoyed by White people in America. In the process, her book gently opened my eyes to mine...one loving, but searing question at a time.”
Hal Cato, CEO Thistle Farms, Former Director, Oasis Center, Nashville, TN
"It takes a very brave fish to point out that the water is not what it's made out to be. Molly Secours is that fish. With the simplicity of a pop quiz, quiet privilege becomes a loud declaration that it's time for real change - not a slogan, but a complete overhaul of our color-coded world."
Peter Buffett, American musician, composer, author, producer, and second son of investor Warren Buffett.
"One reason for the perpetual postponement of America's conversation about race is that it is such a bewildering subject for one side in the talk--the White side.
"Molly Secours’ questionnaire is a clever way to ease all Americans into a place where they can think about race and finally have that conversation. And if that makes her book sound earnest, it’s not. It's witty, as well.”
Michael Goldfarb, Author, Journalist and Broadcaster.
"Molly Secours is an uncompromising fighter for racial equity and social justice. The type of person who is in too short a supply nowadays, but who we need more of. She blends humor and passion in a way that few can match, and her ability to get White folks to examine our own internalized racism is second to none."
Tim Wise, Anti-racist activist, speaker, commentator and author of White Like Me, Barack and a Hard Place, Color-Blind, Dear White America
"I don’t care if you voted for Obama in ’08, everyone, especially White people, need to study The White Privilege Pop Quiz. It is virtually impossible to read this book and wrestle with the questions without thinking deeply about how racism—hidden in plain sight—continues to produce inequality, weaken our
democracy, and warp our spirit.
"And if you believe the issue of racial privilege is
obsolete because we now live in a color-blind society, Molly Secours’s wry and brilliant insights will
demolish all such illusions."
Robin D. G. Kelley, Author
Author of Thelonious Monk:
The Life and Times of an American Original and
Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
“This book is not something you should read if you just want to appear ‘woke’ as the young people say,”“If that is your aim, put it down right now. However, if you are really interested in learning how we got here, why we stay here and how we can all make it out of this system alive, this is the book for you.
“In this book Molly Secours offers both challenging conversations about white privilege and the historical choices and policies that set it up. So get ready to be challenged, educated and inspired to make a stand against White privilege and racism.”
Nontombi Naomi Tutu, author/activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.