The article, The Gender Politics of White Supremacy from the Women in Higher Education website, discusses a book taking a historical perspective on "white women's support, advocacy, activism and maintenance of segregation from the 1920s through the 1970s." The reviewer goes on to comment about the importance of this topic right now.
For us at CC (italics added),"McRae's attention to the history of segregation on institutions of higher ed is crucial, and the legacy of segregation deserves much more attention than it currently garners. Higher ed needs to grapple more with how institutions were built by the labor of enslaved peoples and then supported segregation as the unquestioned status quo."
The articles also points out that,
"McRae's book is one we need to read and take seriously because she shows how and why white women supported white supremacy and helped create modern colorblind political rhetoric that still supports white supremacist politics. White women's campaigns for segregation continue to influence our communities, national and local, as well as what stories get told about America and who is considered American."
Tutt Library makes this book, Dr. Elizabeth Gillespie McRae's Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy (2018) available online as an electronic book from Oxford University Press.