White Tears, Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrayed Women of Color, by Ruby Hamad, addresses the distress around the pedagogy of Critical Race Theory in educational systems from the standpoint of politics of emotions and emotional interactions of the dominant social groups with racial minorities. The author articulates some of the emotional tactics that make up “toxic femininity,” specifically for white women, and unveils the scars caused by these delicate yet intruding performances. Through shedding “white tears,” which Hamad defines as dishonest emotions, white women utilize emotional expression, primarily crying, to shut down the conversation about race and suppress the agencies of their sisters of color. Not surprisingly, the author received severe waves of “global backlash” on social media in calling out another racist microaggression.
Hamidi, Yalda N. Dr.
"Book Review of White Tears, Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color,"
Feminist Pedagogy: Vol. 2:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/feministpedagogy/vol2/iss2/7