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In this thought-provoking and incisive book, Robin DiAngelo tackles the issue of racism in America by challenging white supremacy. She asks white people to examine their culture and socialization in order to understand and disrupt racism as a system and structure.
What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include?
Synopsis of the original book
Key Takeaways from each chapter
How racism is pervasive in American society
How to identify common, yet subtle racist behaviors
Advice to help fight systemic racism on a personal level
Background on the author
About the Original Book:
In White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo explains how white people misunderstand the concept of racism and therefore, refuse to talk about it openly. She uses her experience as a diversity trainer to explain how America is inherently racist and that all white people must be courageous enough to see their complicity in the racist system. White Fragility digs deep into white culture and history to reveal some hidden facets of white society that many wouldn’t openly expose. DiAngelo’s goal is to show white people how racism works at an individual level so that they can understand just how damaging it is to society as a whole—and hopefully, so they can fix it.
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