White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 57 Ratings

Description

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). 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 examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Reviews

  • Powerful and moving

    5
    By fellow gardener
    This is a vital book for every American. It requires courage though. It ain’t easy. It’s messy. But it is precisely what is needed for justice and healing. Deep breathing and honest wherewithal - it’s a matter of ones integrity. And after all, this is the home of the brave, right? Stunning brilliance well articulated.
  • Necessary and Important

    5
    By LAB0402
    Fantastic and informative read. I highly recommend this to any and everyone. It should be mandatory reading in schools and universities to start and guide open and effective communication. Excellent!
  • Fantastic book!

    5
    By Judgey McJudgerson
    This is an incredibly helpful and eye opening book. I’m so grateful to have read it.
  • Trash

    1
    By What a hilarious app
    It’s so hard for white people to talk about racism because blacks immediately call them “racist” no matter what they say.