White Fragility

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

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Synopsis

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?

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Book information

ISBN: 9780807047415
Publisher: Beacon Press
Imprint: Beacon Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xvii, 168
Weight: 292g
Height: 177mm
Width: 230mm
Spine width: 19mm