White FragilityRobin Diangelo’s White Fragility is worth the read, yet, I feel the horses have already left the barn in regard to this books target audience and it’s timeliness.Diangelo correctly identifies that the culture in America of Racism/white culture is deeply engrained in the United States. It is “systemic, societal, institutional, and omnipresent” in our society. Our movies, television programming, literature, schools, government, etc is for the most part white for whites, and there are distinct advantages that come along with that whiteness of our overall culture.This might be a part of an argument to use against someone who says slavery ended over a hundred and fifty years ago, time to get over it. But the peels of the onion (racial prejudice) go much deeper, and in my opinion, the author misses the boat on this issue. She appears to focus on the professional levels, where whites do not understand the isolation felt by blacks, and gives good examples on how to interact and learn for whites. As a matter of fact, her examples of dealing with racial issues on individual basis can easily be transcribed into situations on how to deal with all our fellow men and women.White Fragility will offend many white people, if they were to read the book, and if that is its intention, it has succeeded. Too many people of all races and genders at this time are hustling to just scrape out an existence. The system of meritocracy does not bode well for those who choose not to climb aboard, as white biased as it might be, and the advantages the white bastions of our society have in achieving higher levels of success. I don’t think that in the dog eat dog world in which we live, that whites will give that up.Robin Deangelo’s White Fragility is a good book, that relentlessly pounds at the culture in our country as white centric, and I agree with her thesis. She touches on basic prejudices we all have, black and white, as well as our inclinations to be judgmental. She attempts to give advice, most of which is good, in order for whites to better understand and appreciate blacks, yet falls far short of answering the question of how blacks can exit the self perpetuating destructiveness that permeates their “culture,” whether initiated by whites or not.I’m open for discussion if anybody wants to comment on my review. Personal experience and recent reading do not make me an expert on the topic of White Fragility, but have opened my mind further to this issue.