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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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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.

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  • Perhaps good intentions, logically incoherent

    2
    By Jimmyboy7
    I want to be charitable because I think the author may have started this book (and many of her other writings) from a sincere place of finding healing for herself, the black community, and the United Staes as a whole. Unfortunately, much of her argument is logically incoherent; rife with a-priori assumptions and circular reasoning. For example, she considers individualism a doctrine that must be challenged and replaced by a collective narrative as a means to the end of installing systemic racism and the ideology that all ideologies and identities are social constructs. Unfortunately, that leaves her own “ ideology “ bathing in the same waters of subjectivity she casts competing ideas like Meritocracy, Individuality, and Objectivity into. Moreover, Diangelo relies on replacing scientific and enlightenment epistemology with the epistemology of “ Lived Experience” and “ Story Telling”. Again, this assertion refutes her prior attempt to negate individualism, because she relies on the “ individual lived experience and story telling “ of marginalized people to buttress her own epistemology. This comes off as a half-baked attempt at empiricism using the very tools she tries to destroy early in the book. Aside from the Incoherence, Diangelo winds up with a book that does little to help the catastrophic plague of racism and instead props up hate of hierarchies dressed in faith healer clothes. Ultimately, this book will lead to derision and division not healing, then again, that may be what she ultimately aims to do.
  • I like the one star reviews

    5
    By Sarah T 23
    The one star reviews just prove the authors point keep on going :)
  • Could be shortened

    3
    By tiggerbob
    I resonated with the last few chapters, I felt the author spent too long and too many chapters arriving to that conclusion.
  • Just wrong...

    1
    By IOncesaid"ItIsAllHerFault"
    Well if you love victimhood, look no further! I hope she can ride the racism train to the bank into eternity, it's a real cash cow these days.
  • Just no

    1
    By jim phillups
    Just no. Don’t read this.
  • Far left snowflake promoting ideology

    1
    By yyddcc00000101
    Just another push of the far left ideological agenda, telling us we are all racists and there’s nothing we can do about it. Shame on the author for bringing such an ill advised, erroneous, ignorant, and racist piece of literature to life
  • Made for fragile minds

    1
    By Hjjjkkkidsggdfh
    The title of this should be Black Fragility. It’s based on racial profiling of all white people based on the author’s apparent white guilt but is not factual in any way.
  • Just don’t

    1
    By DrMcDougall
    I wish someone had told her not to - question her credentials - white liberal guilt just doesn’t cut it - if this makes you feel better, go for it, but there is nothing to back her claims unfortunately - research would have been nice, and having read it, I do wonder about the reviews on both sides, the one stars and five stars - just read them, I’m sure they either love hate the concept rather than reading the book - I read it, and I think you’ll like it if it backs your thinking though I’m not sure on that since it’s in generalizations, but it doesn’t help you draw any conclusions to help us work together instead of shaming one group which is unfortunate....
  • Lying Racist Trash

    1
    By moritzio a
    Absolute racist alt left propaganda. I wish slavery never existed and that white people picked their own cotton so that you guys would be living today as the people of north sentinel island. Ungrateful
  • Trash!

    1
    By Casskat22
    As one with indigenous ancestry this has got to be the worst piece of pseudo science garbage I have ever read in my entire life! I was waiting to be inspired, yet left feeling b* slopes by a women racist whose unfalsifiable and unprovable works as done nothing but incite hate! Don’t wast tour money on this book... mine got burned! To label an entire ethnic culture as racist based on their skin color and all the sheeple praising it😳! Spend tour money on books written by actual experts who have been due diligent in their research and are familiar with many ethnic cultures... Better yet contribute toward authors who write non-fiction not fiction! I’ve never written a bad review on a book ever, not even those I disagree with! This book however, just don’t!