White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

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By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 3.5
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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

  • The art of the Lie

    1
    By black truth teller
    A pile of racist feces. This book is unAmerican, racially divisive, race hustling, and white liberals propaganda. This book should be used in one’s fireplace.
  • buuullll craaaaaap

    1
    By Garvin55
    i haven read this book, and i don’t need to. i saw a person writing a review talking about why white people should feel guilty, and it’s because of hundreds of YEARS of slavery. so here’s what i have to say: 1.) slavery in the americas didn’t last hundreds of years. 2.) your also saying that slavery is still a thing today? i don’t know about you, but when i look in farms and other places i don’t see black people working with chains on, i don’t see black people being enslaved. and if you do, i suggest you get some glasses, then you’ll realize it’s an 80 years old white guy working harder than you are. another thing i want to say is that i’ve heard people saying that white people will never understand what it’s like be black. i beg to differ, because last time i checked, we were all human right? we all have fingers? hands? toes? feet? eyes, mouth, a heart, lungs, and in most cases, brains? what’s different than your experience than my than what you CHOOSE to do? i grew up with to large clothes, i grew up in a poor family, i grew up and was bullied. did i let that stop me? no. did a lot of other people, white and black, let that stop them? yes. and there’s the difference. it’s mindset is what it is. if you think “oh darn, i’m black so i can’t do a bunch of stuff,” that’s what your gonna do right? your not gonna try and do stuff because you’ve been telling yourself your whole life your limited by your skin color. but if you say, “hey, i’m black, but what does that matter? hey, i’m not the richest man alive, but what does that matter? i can be.” then you’ll actually try! the same goes for white people too. the color of your skin isn’t what stops you, it’s the state of your mind that does. and one more thing: the only walls that separate are the walls that we put up, which means that they weren’t there before. that also means THEY CAN COME DOWN. the only thing that stops us is ourselves. luck, or skin color, or anything else has nothing to do with it.
  • This is an attack on white people

    1
    By atom-ドラゴン
    Why are we supposed to “generalize” white people? They can’t control their skin color any more than a black person can. As a multiracial person I would commend you to look past this book and see that skin color is melanin, something outside of your control.
  • An Utter Remarkable Racist Read

    1
    By Levi Alan
    I’ve never read something as radically racist in modern reads than what I’ve read in this book. Do yourself a favor and avoid this atrocity.
  • If you’re white read this

    5
    By Ponioni
    Every white person in America should read this book. Maybe then we have a chance to dismantle white privilege even just a little bit. I also love that this book was written by a white person, because they will never understand what it’s like to be black but they are willing to be an ally well enough to write a book. Signed, a woke white person Ps I am reading reviews were people are comparing the author to Hitler and saying that this book is crap... my response would be that it must be very hard as a racist white people to read this book and come to terms with what is actually going on within America and themselves so much so they felt the need to write a review and call the author racist. It’s such a sad state to be in and those people more than anyone need to read this book with an open heart and open mind. The author is unbiased and neutral if anything and stating facts/data as a professional.
  • Title in itself is grossly offensive.

    1
    By Mfhdkelslslfndwnssj
    This book is undoubtedly racist in nature. It doesn’t take long to realize this is a modern rendition on Hitler’s Mein Kampf, but instead, replaces Jews with white people. This is not equality, this is dangerous literature and should not be taken seriously. Would give less than a star if I could. A true sham.
  • There is such thing as racism

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    By Smile1236374847
    There is such thing as racism, but we don’t have it now. Some people will call ME racist for saying that, in fact, some people call others racist just for being white. Now people that hate on the left or talk bad about them don’t see THEIR perspective. They think of it as the truth and some people do face racism but not by the police. Just a few bad apples doesn’t mean that the entire police force should be DEFUNDED. That will make people be left on the streets destroying our cities and communities left out on the streets that we had to work for. If we do actually do something about the police, trust me, we will have far more problems than we have now.
  • This author is in it for the money.

    1
    By viergo093
    What a load of crap. Don’t waste your money.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By WNBIII
    I throughly enjoyed this book. I’m lowkey excited to point out white fragility next time I see it!
  • Seemed fine.

    5
    By let h IM jhjk
    Well, I was only able to read the first 56 pages, but it all seems fine. It’s ironic that the book is called “White Fragility” and people are commenting with their own white fragility. “It’s too divisive,” “It makes me feel guilty,” “Why should I be ashamed of who I am?” Well hundreds of years of slavery and oppression is why you should feel a little uneasy. I’m white, by the way... the author was respectful, and made it clear they didn’t believe all white people were bad. Even when they wrote that we are all racist, they made sure to explain it to mean that we all have unconscious bias, not that we are all demons. There are so many people rating this one star - why? Because it made YOU uncomfortable for a change? Oh come on! That’s the fragility the author’s talking about, so you’re really just proving their point. And some people even said this was like Hitler’s book. Really? You’re trying to compare a white person reading a book telling them how to not be racist to a Jew reading a book about why they shouldn’t exist? Wow. You guys are cry-babies. Almost...... fragile? You need to toughen up and stop taking everything so personally, you need to accept the truth and not take it as an attack on who you are. I think white people should feel a bit guilty for a change, or at least try and not be so racist. Don’t know if you guys are capable of that yet. You need to grow up first.