White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo

Book Review: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By Robin DiAngelo (Author), Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword). Paperback: 192 pages, Publisher: Beacon Press; Reprint edition (June 26, 2018), Language: English.

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

The New York Times best-selling book that explores the counterproductive reactions that white people have when they question their assumptions about race and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this “vital, necessary and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), the anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo cleverly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to” bad people “(Claudia Rankine Referring to white defensive movements when challenged racially, white frailty is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors that include arguing and silence. They work to restore white racial balance and avoid any meaningful racial crossover. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to participate more constructively.

White Fragility Review

“The value in White Fragility lies in its methodical, irrefutable exposure of racism in thought and action, and its call for humility and vigilance.”
—The New Yorker

“A vital, necessary, and beautiful book, a bracing call to white folk everywhere to see their whiteness for what it is and to seize the opportunity to make things better now.”
—Michael Eric Dyson

“Robin DiAngelo demonstrates an all-too-rare ability to enter the racial conversation with complexity, nuance, and deep respect. Her writing establishes her mastery in accessing the imaginal, metaphoric mind where the possibility for transformation resides. With an unwavering conviction that change is possible, her message is clear: the incentive for white engagement in racial justice work is ultimately self-liberation.”
—Leticia Nieto, coauthor of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment

Book Information:

  • Name: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • Writer: Robin DiAngelo
  • Categories: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; Reprint edition (June 26, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807047414
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807047415
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars- 1,517 customer ratings
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4

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