White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin J. DiAngelo ( Kindle Edition ) Kindle eBook | Books
In White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo blows the lid off of white insecurity around conversations of race and social justice. Exposing systems of racism within individuals and institutions alike, this book is a necessary and radical guide to breaking down bias and discrimination in an age of volatile politics. Readers of all races will find DiAngelo’s writing piercing and provocative, and useful in its clear disruption of long-running histories of supremacy and colonialism. Rare in its impact and nuanced in its argument, White Fragility is an important and relevant read today, and will be for a long time.
This book is necessary for those of us who are doing the painful and lifelong work to understand “white” privilege and make changes in ourselves. It is an excellent handbook for recognizing fragility and responding in ways that are not hostile or resistant.
About the Author
Robin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer, and author and has been a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice for more than twenty years. She formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University.