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White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 2,361 Ratings

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.

Reviews

  • Trash

    1
    By Mr. Z81
    Pure garbage. Author should be ashamed of putting out such divisive trash.
  • White Fragility

    5
    By Cooper42$
    Very insightful! Every white person should read.
  • Bull honkey

    1
    By Soundscaped
    It’s funny how (it) is more offended than other people
  • Required Reading for all White People

    5
    By very.carrie7
    There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance involved in the reading because it requires us, as white people, to acknowledge the myriad ways in which racism, and our racist society, benefits us. It is only through deep analysis and confronting our flaws that we become better allies, and less of a threat to black people. Thank you, Robin DiAngelo, for this important book.
  • Growing

    5
    By 😜😁😃😉
    This was an excellent book. I gave me a lot to reflect upon as a white person. I think this is a great start to truly understanding what racism truly is and how it affects our behaviors and attitudes. Well done. I have a lot of work to do!
  • Many claims, zero evidence

    1
    By daveledbet
    It’s truthfully been difficult getting through this book. The arguments are not really arguments at all. There’s no structure, thesis, or evidence to back up assertions. Every chapter is just claim after claim after claim. A compilation of quotes from other authors, glued together with more claims. Cannot dissuade you enough from reading it.
  • Propaganda

    1
    By joshburcham
    Not helpful and doesn’t rely on facts.
  • Required reading for whites

    5
    By FitchieElijah124
    For white propel who consider themselves allies, or people who are interested in becoming allies by educating themselves of racism, racial relations, and how it affects people of color, this is the book for you.
  • Author is right

    5
    By roseypee
    To everyone calling the author racist....THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN ABOUT YOU! TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT AND LEARN FROM IT! DO BETTER WHITE PEOPLE!
  • Thoughtless trash.

    1
    By JakeIsBoss116
    Ignoring that this book is simply flat-out racist, I really dispose of the idea that if white people disagree with you they’re fragile. Now, this may go right over your sheltered little heads, but some people don’t actually believe in systemic racism. Completely ignoring their ideas and calling them “fragile” really shows that you don’t know what you’re talking about. You people will stereotype/make fun of republicans all day long, but the second one of us tries to have an argument, you turn your backs. They’re fragile, they’re uneducated, they’re xyz. It’s a cope.

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