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White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality

In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
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Nothing but a mini-hate campaign against whites.
05 July 2020 (20:12) 
Don't waste your time on this book. A more informative and educational book is White Guilt by Shelby Steele.
07 July 2020 (00:29) 
A reasonable but overly simplistic introduction to some of the issues but ultimately I would invest time in one of the many other, better, pop anti racism books. This book lacks rigor and clear program.
08 July 2020 (11:30) 
sucked some real ass
08 July 2020 (22:00) 
Just finished reading. Fantastic introduction, great points well executed. I thought I'd try to learn a bit more about the situation. I'm semi-retired and live on a remote island in the hebrides so I don't really see much of the world as you can imagine! When I move back and open my store I think I'll only hire People of Colour... try to tip the scales back as it were.

I don't understand why there are numerous people here crying and upset over this book. I guess it proves the book's title right. We really are a fragile, snowflake-y bunch! Heres to improving the world!
10 July 2020 (20:19) 
A book expressing racial hatred and advocating for the treatment of people based on the color of their skin rather than the content of their character. MLK would be heartbroken to see that state of modern race relations and the backtracking of everything he fought for. If you subscribe to the philosophy of this book then you're a bigot pure and simple.
17 July 2020 (16:07) 
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