White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

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By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4
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From 1,265 Ratings

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Free Download White Fragility Ebook. 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

  • Simply racist

    1
    By rsmoth4986
    This book is an exorcise in thought policing, by an out of touch old white woman who’s very career depends on her making others believe they are bad and need her to fix them.
  • The most racist thing I’ve ever read

    1
    By BandMeeting
    DiAngelo has managed to appropriate a genuine movement by carefully not discussing any of the economic factors contributing to the adverse conditions affecting Black people. While conveniently grifting from major corporation to major corporation collecting her checks. She rewrites history, has no doctorate in social, clinical, neural psychology and is a racial essentialist. There’s studies that show that this approach can actually be counterintuitive and entrench bias. But she’ll never admit this, it would get in the way of those corporate fees she’s collecting.
  • Racist drivel

    1
    By Dtrain1
    Horrid. Racist.
  • Helpful

    4
    By QueenBLS
    I found the book eye opening in terms of the excuses I her from fellow white folks when confronted with the subject of race. The points made were helpful in breaking down racism as a system. If you’re taking it personally you’re missing the point.
  • Avoid.

    1
    By Kenobi-1971
    Fascist garbage.
  • Pitiful

    1
    By KO6721
    For pathetic self-loathers.
  • Regression

    1
    By yourmomsfaceshouse
    To those who are giving this book five stars and then claiming the one star reviews are indicative of the necessity of this book, you aren’t making any kind of argument. This book is not only poorly written, poorly argued and repetitive, but it misrepresents history and is patently reductive. Imagine replacing white with any other color in this book. The world would regard it as hate speech. There are a bunch of vignettes in which the author reveals her own personal racism, and then indicts all white people with it. In one example she’s nervous about possibly going to a party that’s all black. Sorry but I’ve never thought that, the author is projecting here. There’s a section on Jackie Robinson that retcons history by assuming the thought process of whites who supported him. This woman is clearly a hustler who is trying to sew racial division. Instead of this drivel, read something else by a great black American. Instead of this drivel, read something else by a great black American. Thomas Sowell’s “Discrimination and Disparities” was written around the same time and is brilliantly argued with hard data and no agenda.
  • Garbage

    1
    By CMRB56
    Handbook to teaching white people to hate themselves based on the color of their skin.
  • Clearly a devotee of Timothy Leary

    1
    By VTBoomer
    Clearly this cisgender woman is a disciple of Timothy Leary and had been in some great acid trips   She has no understanding if anthropology and history   Only out there to make a buck   Bless her soul! She desires pity and she needs institutional help. And can you believe it, she’s making money in this capitalist society! Truly remarkable.
  • Pure garbage

    1
    By CNN me
    A total joke