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Have you ever wondered why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism?

Jun 12, 2020

This week, in what might be our most important episode yet, we are delighted to bring to you the New York Times Bestseller White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

This book is a must read for white people. And, as the author points out, can help black people, indigenous people, and people of color to understand why trying to talk to white people about racism can be so difficult. 

And wow -- this book opened our eyes to some major perspective shifts. 

Robin DiAngelo has her PhD in Multicultural Education, and is currently Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. She researches Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis (which is evident in this book!), and has been published many times. She’s a consultant, educator and facilitator on issues of racial and social justice, and has been doing so for over two decades. In 2011, she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which influenced the international dialogue on race.

We cover topics from the following chapters in this White Fragility book review:

  • Introduction: We Can’t Get There from Here
  • The Challenges of Talking to White People About Racism
  • Racism and White Supremacy
  • Racism After the Civil Rights Movement
  • How Does Race Shape the Lives of White People?
  • The Good/Bad Binary
  • Anti-Blackness
  • Racial Triggers for White People
  • The Result: White Fragility
  • White Fragility in Action
  • White Fragility and the Rules of Engagement
  • White Women’s Tears
  • Where Do We Go from Here?

We hope you loved this book as much as we did.

If you’d like to learn more about the author or buy her books (including this one! Gift it to a friend!), you can visit her website here.

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May our critical discourse about race be ABUNDANT,

L & M