White Fragility

Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

An innovative analysis of the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism

By Robin DiAngelo Read by Amy Landon Nonfiction / Self-Help / Social Science English, Unabridged 6h 22m Sell Sheet
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							Explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality 

In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. 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 explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Starred Review. "[T]houghtful, instructive, and comprehensiveā€¦DiAngelo provides a powerful lens for examining, and practical tools for grappling with, racism today." - Publishers Weekly

"A valuable guideā€¦" - Library Journal