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Publisher 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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
AL
Amy Landon
LENGTH
06:21
hr min
RELEASED
2018
June 26
PUBLISHER
Beacon Press
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
195.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Zoz96 ,

Looking in the mirror

Change starts with ourselves, be willing to learn and grow :)

kclg.00 ,

A necessary tool to end white supremacy

To anyone claiming that this book is “racist” toward white people, you clearly did not understand what this book is trying to teach us. Maybe you should read it again.

TEAM NEW YORK ,

MANDATORY READING FOR...

...Black People! This book gives all people of color but especially Black People an insight into how the social constructs of white America works. It gave me language and a framework to operate in so that when the time comes to challenge (which is everyday) white fragility I am prepared. This book has collected my insanity on racism and put it in context. I apologize openly to other Black Authors on this subject when I suspected the system couldn’t possible have all these racist redundancies BUT they do! I feel armed with insight, prepared to lose a couple of my white and black friends but excited about filling those losses...

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