“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.”
White Fragility is a “vital, necessary, and beautiful book,” Michael Eric Dyson.
Anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo shines a light on white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not exclusive to “bad people.”
Referring to the, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviors including argumentation, silence, and other defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially. These behaviors, in turn, prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue.
In this in-depth exploration, the author examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.