WHITE FRAGILITY

by Robin DiAngelo

Historical and cultural analyses on what causes defensive moves by white people and how this inhibits cross-racial dialogue.

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    • I am a white pastor who is a part of a team that fights against racism within the church. Engaged in public education in Christian circles has been a sobering experience as white people hide behind their belief to support their fragility and prejudice. This book provided me with personal insight that I have never before encountered. The insight is that as a white man, I carry racism and the benefits of white privilege with me all the time. This understanding deepens my empathy and awareness when working with others from all social and racial backgrounds. I need to be consciously "less-white" and seek honest feedback from minority groups.If you are interested in reconciliation and peace-making this book is for you. Be brave and look at yourself as you read it. DiAngelo has given the reader an opportunity for personal growth and insight. This book's insight is a big step toward white maturity and relational peace.
    • I have not been able to stop thinking about this book! I first heard about it on Minnesota Public Radio and was intrigued by the premise as well as all the fact that the call-in show was receiving so many defensive calls! If people can't even discuss the premise of this book without getting defensive and shutting down completely, then that just further proves the need for these conversations. I've already bought three copies...one for myself and my husband, one for my parents, and one for my friends. I honestly want to buy 200 copies and just give them out to different friends and colleagues. This is book and its points are very important, and I hope it helps open many minds...
    • According to this author, those that are identified as white (not necessarily those who identify AS white) are guilty of racism and must be prepared to be tongue-lashed by her. It is curious that somehow denigrating a person by their skin color is not racist when done by a person of the same appearance. It is a popular book for those that need more of a reason to feel bad about themselves.Ironically, the subject is timely and through reading other sources of information on institutionalized racism, I have noticed many examples of this. The articles were well written and effective in that I was not made to feel that anything I did or said was automatically suspect and therefore invalid. A state of paralysis is not one from which change can occur.
    • As a Black woman educator in this country, reading this book gives me hope that real change can be made in the area of educational equity.
    • I just finished this book... It was an AMAZINGLY powerful book. It felt a bit like being a muggle and being shown the entrance to Diagon Alley was right there all along. I was ignorant of looking for it. I will be looking at my world a completely different way now.