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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
RELEASED
2018
June 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Beacon Press
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

58east ,

Essential Reading

This is an excellent book for those interested in developing a more honest relationship to their unavoidable social/culural conditioning as a white person.

Danyray ,

Fantastic

It is 100% essential for young white men to read this book. As someone who needed this book in their life, I ended up spending a good amount of time reflecting and learning during my read through. Extremely important book and will be reccommending it to others.

RyanDecember ,

Racial Calvinism

Apparently all white people are guilty of the original sin of “racism” and the must seek atonement from “people of color” (such a strange, sacralizing phrase) in order to pay their indulgences. Bizarre. Don’t be pathetic my “fellow whites,” reject this narrative wholesale.

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