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

Category: Book
By (author): Diangelo, Robin
Foreword By: Dyson, Michael Eric
Subject:  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality

Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term "white fragility" in 2011, and since then it's been invoked by critics from Samantha Bee to Charles Blow. "White fragility" refers to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially. These include emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors including argumentation and silence. In this book, DiAngelo unpacks white fragility, explaining the underlying sociological phenomena. She'll draw on examples from her work and scholarship, as well as from the culture at large, to address these fundamental questions: How does white fragility develop? What does it look like? How is it triggered? What can we do to move beyond white fragility and engage more constructively?
Biographical NoteRobin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington and formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for more than twenty years on issues of racial and social justice, and her work has been cited in the New York Times, Colorlines, Salon, the Atlantic, and NPR.