White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
White Fragility Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Author:Robin DiAngelo Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality — Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term "white fragility" in 2011, and since then it's been invoked by critics from Samantha Bee to Charles Blow. "White frag... more »ility" refers to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially. These include emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors including argumentation and silence. In this book, DiAngelo unpacks white fragility, explaining the underlying sociological phenomena. She'll draw on examples from her work and scholarship, as well as from the culture at large, to address these fundamental questions: How does white fragility develop? What does it look like? How is it triggered? What can we do to move beyond white fragility and engage more constructively?« less
Better to read a book about antiracism written by a Black person. DiAngelo just regurgitates what she's picked up from BIPOC while lining her own pockets.
Instead of this one, try one of these:
- White Rage by Carol Anderson
- Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin