White fragility: why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism, Robin DiAngelo, foreword by Michael Eric Dyson
Publication year: 2019
Media class: eBook
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2019
Resource type: Electronic
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Originally published: Boston: Beacon Press, 2018
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Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed out to them that they have done or said something that has - unintentionally - caused racial offence or hurt. After, all, a racist is the worst thing a person can be, right? But these reactions only serve to silence people of colour, who cannot give honest feedback to 'liberal' white people lest they provoke a dangerous emotional reaction. Robin DiAngelo coined the term 'White Fragility' in 2011 to describe this process and is here to show us how it serves to uphold the system of white supremacy.