What people are saying...
This book will affect you, and challenge old ideas about race, and race relations, as it should. ... get a copy of a book that can, and might just change your life.
~Nick Lawrence, radio host WEEU Straight Talk, Philadelphia, PA
In this intimate memoir, An Unintentional Accomplice, Carolyn Baker leans into vulnerability to share her journey to explore whiteness as a white woman. She grapples with both the discomforts of dismantling whiteness and the desire to tolerate the discomfort in confronting injustices of racism. Her reflections are raw and vulnerable, as a white woman in process excavating the trails of her journey and uncovering decades of subtle and overt messages of racism.
~Aisha Dixon-Peters, Psy.D, University of La Verne, CA
In An Unintentional Accomplice Carolyn Baker lulls us through her “cookie cutter” Southern California childhood and Girl Scout “white bred” mantras—that mirror of Disneylandish life—as we bask on the beach in our own smug skins. Then, like a stiletto, she slips in Emmett Till’s American tragedy making Klan enablers of us all without any need to dress-up in a great white sheet. Baker has clearly called out racism as the time- less tragedy in our time.
~Richard L. Mitchell, PhD, Cornell University, author of The Education of Adult Offenders
Carolyn Baker’s An Unintentional Accomplice is a deeply moving example of what a heart opened to the suffering of others can inspire.
~Amber Jayanti, founder of the International School for Tarot & Qabalah Study
The true story of one woman’s personal journey towards life-changing discoveries about white privilege and race. In An Unintentional Accomplice, Carolyn Baker’s realizations are told with gentle eloquence and deliver enlightening perspectives and compelling insights with power and conviction. Her conclusions ring true, and the importance of Baker’s message is all the more real and urgent as she offers a new holistic and collaborative approach to understanding and overcoming racism.
~The Honorable John Ladner, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner, retired
A deep an insightful exploration of personal awakening from the heart of white privilege. An Unintentional Accomplice leads the reader to their own historical truths that have designed and shaped the hidden societal norms of racism . An honest discovery that shines light on the shadow of division in America to support a needed shift in consciousness and a greater healing of humanity.
~Lauren Monroe, Healing artist, speaker, and co-founder of Project Resiliency and Mind Body Drum