White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to

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 inequalityReferring 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 anti racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops how it protects racial inequality and what can be done to engage constructively


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