Project Overview

Against Supremacy: White People's Current Antiracist Organizing

Faculty Sponsor

Chandra Russo (


Sociology and Anthropology


U.S.-based racial justice leaders have long argued that dismantling white supremacy will require the involvement of as many people as possible, whites included. Yet most of what we know about white people’s organizing suggests a tightening grip on racist structures and policies, not a desire for a new racial contract. Against Supremacy tells another part of the story, exploring the largest national effort in U.S. history to attempt to recruit white people into campaigns for racial justice. This book demonstrates the visions, practices and accomplishments of a new generation of predominately white racial justice activists working in local contexts from Los Angeles, CA to rural Appalachia. It tracks both the important advances and potential perils that organizers confront.

Student Qualifications

Student applicants must have exceptional writing, reading and editing skills. Applicants must have training and experience in qualitative research in the social sciences with impeccable understanding of research ethics with human subjects. A preliminary knowledge of  the subject area (race, racism and social movements) is preferred. Experience with cleaning interview transcipts and is preferred. 

Number of Student Researchers

1 student

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 10/03/2023 and close on 02/28/2024

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