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

Author(s): Robin J. DiAngelo
Educator Robin DiAngelo illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. 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 function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively-- From publisher's description.
Format: Book
Call Number: 305.8 DiA
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