Review: Book Page (May 2024 starred review)

By Catherine Hollis Acclaimed journalist Tracie McMillan’s muckraking, experiential methods have earned her prizes, acclaim and the special animosity of Rush Limbaugh, a sure sign of the power of her investigative work. With The White Bonus: Five Families and the Cash Value of Racism in America (Holt, $32.99, 9781250619426), McMillan offers a powerful and necessary … Read more

Review: Kirkus Reviews

From the review: “A penetrating look at the material advantages of racial privilege….[and] a well-researched, disquieting examination of inequality.”

Review: Booklist

From the review, by Jenny Hamilton: McMillan’s (The American Way of Eating, 2012) family, like many white families, long told a tale of their own history that relied heavily on thrift, good sense, and self-determination. Race did not feature. In The White Bonus, McMillan uncovers the myriad ways in which she and her family benefited … Read more

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