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review White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB download æ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã Robin DiAngelo free download White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Rium and prevent any meaningful cross racial dialogue In this in depth exploration anti racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops how it protects racial ineuality and what can be done to engage constructivel. This is a sometimes interesting yet essentially broken vessel for the author s frustration in dealing with the ignorant and often prejudiced white people who have participated in her diversity seminars The book trolls those participants while purporting to be a learning tool itselfTo a limited extent it is that tool Its chapter on white privilege provides a superb overview Likewise its chapter on the essentially racist character of much US history These lessons can also be found elsewhere including Google Unfortunately its flaws far outweigh its virtues Who is this book for The audience is clearly liberal whites and masochistic ones at that Why masochistic Because this book offers no way forward It simply and repeatedly instructs its white readers on why they are racist and will always be racist To learn this lesson is to parrot back what the author has told them while backing it up with facts about American history and white privilege Dialogue and emotional responses from trainees are not just disdained they are seen as pervasive symptoms of racism A person can read this polemic and gain an understanding of white culpability today and throughout history But it provides no impetus to move forward to create actual change The book is a dead end Lessons learned should provide meaningful paths to the future Better paths Paths to protest to repair to dialogue to activism to legislation But White Fragility exists in a vacuum it ignores such potentialities It only scolds If you acknowledge your apparently inherent racism as a white person it has done its job Congratulations racist Now just shut up there is nothing for you to doAs a trainer who trains people of all races to provide peer support to other people of all races as an individual who identifies variously as mixed race Filipino and white and as a professional in a leadership position at my agency who wants to encourage openness and reflection from my nervous white colleagues on the topics of racial euity and anti racism this book was utterly useless to me This is a reductive book in all ways15 stars rounded downPROGRESS NOTESuotes from the book are in italics Well I like the forward maybe because I m mixed race and she seems to be bending over backwards to understand me Multiracial people because they challenge racial constructs and boundaries face uniue challenges in a society in which racial categories have profound meaningBut anyway on to reading some white bashing written by a white person That always amuses me STOP MARK You want to get something from this you need to adjust your bad attitude Keep an open mind Mark LOL I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color Um no Liberals progressives like myself are used to being bashed by conservatives Republicans the deplorables but I ve always found the most skilled bashers of liberals progressives to be other liberals progressives Such a masochistic breed People with empathy know the softest spots and where to hit the hardest The ignorance of that comment about white progressives sorta took my breath away Not a great start This part is true and I m seeing this now as I ve seen it before in discussions we re currently having at my very progressive agency Being seen racially is a common trigger of white fragility and thus to build our stamina white people must face the first challenge naming our race DiAngelo s definition of Individualism is remarkably self serving Particularly in how she posits it as an ideology that props up racism I think I get where she s coming from she wants white people to focus on one particular trait whiteness and not on how all people are individuals because they are the intersection of many different identities And there s truth to the idea that whites are afforded an individuality that POC are often unable to attain in group settings and in representations in the media But I m not loving how she refuses to see complexity of identity as a valid way to understand how different people engage with the world and how she would rather look at all whites as simply white Although I understand that not wanting to look at the complexity of individuals means your message will be very easy to package and sell In general DiAngelo is uite comfortable with generalizing she s a sociologist after all But doesn t she realize that she s doing the exact same thing to white people that POC have complained about being done to usthem for approximately forever And how has that worked out This feels true If we look white we are treated as white in society at large For example people of southern European heritage such as Spanish or Portuguese or from the former Soviet Union are likely to have a stronger sense of ethnic identity than will someone of the same ethnicity whose ancestors have been here for generations Yet although their internal identity may be different if they pass as white they will still have a white experience externally If they look white the default assumption will be that they are white and thus they will be responded to as white I do have a challenge with this idea of a white experience because class and other factors are not being taken into consideration Is there a monolithic white experience I should ask some white people As a mixed race person this sort of tribalism is hard for me to understand But as a half white person perhaps I should just examine my own experiences How often have I passed And how would I even know absent overt displays of racism towards me This is ye olde collegiate definition of racism that I actually agree with When I say that only whites can be racist I mean that in the United States only whites have the collective social and institutional power and privilege over people of color People of color do not have this power and privilege over white people Earlier she mentioned that POC can be prejudiced just like whites so that combined with her definition of racism makes sense to me While anyone can pre judge others and discriminate against them racism can only be exhibited by the race that holds the most power But I wonder how she will link this definition to her basic idea that all whites are racist Whiteness rests upon a foundational premise the definition of whites as the norm or standard for human and people of color as a deviation from that norm I ve railed against this in various reviews of modern genre novels this white norm that occurs in settings where that doesn t make sense In the novel Sand most explicitly And still I persist in wondering if the majority of the population in a given place is a certain race wouldn t that race always be considered the norm There s something true and also something so obvious so meaningless about her definition of whiteness She makes an interesting case for white supremacy to be seen as a political system a system that includes everything from government to entertainment If only by her use of stats to illustrate percentages of whites in positions of leadership I can then compare those percentages to the actual percentage of white people in the US which ends up being 87% whites in those positions vs 73% of whites in the US population Food for thought I m not in love with her example of a white mother shushing a child saying Mommy his skin is black as upholding the idea that black is a disability or less than white Couldn t it be because Mommy doesn t want her kid to be othering another person I was on board with her definition of aversive racism as the kind of racism although I would actually call it prejudice practiced by people consciously or unconsciously when using coded language to describe black spaces But I m not so on board with the example of a friend talking about a dangerous neighborhood meaning that that friend had a horror of black spaces I think there is clearly a potential racial corollary there but at the same time this is too simplistic To insist that the description of a neighborhood as dangerous is only about its blackness seems to be a self serving way to turn what is a loaded statement ie potentially prejudiced but also possibly about class systems into a genuinely racist statement So yeah generalizations DiAngelo euates Being careful not to use racial terms or labels when people of color are present with Mimicking black mannerisms and speech and with actions like Avoiding contact eg crossing a street or not going to a particular bar or club Using code words to talk negatively about people of color Occasional violence directed at people of color These seem to me to be very different sorts of behavior some being examples of prejudice or racism while others being a lot complex But hell why not call them all examples of racially conscious behavior because that s the book I m reading The chapter HOW DOES RACE SHAPE THE LIVES OF WHITE PEOPLE is the most sustained exploration of how white privilege is lived unconsciously that I ve read so far in the book Of course the last page diminishes all that came before by engaging in DiAngelo s typically lazy generalizations but for the most part this is really effective I also love the idea of white innocence This all could be useful for me as a trainer except I am almost always training people who identify as leftist and they are usually already fully aware of how they if they are white benefit from being white And so they appreciate my discussion of privilege as a series of handy tips and reminders on how to be a better volunteer person rather than as a launching point for cultural self exploration Because they ve already done all that self exploration usually in college and that s why they moved to the Bay Area in the first place Well that and those Big Tech greenbacks of course Gotta make that money if you wanna be a true coastal elite amiright If as a white person I conceptualize racism as a binary and I place myself on the not racist side what further action is reuired of me No action is reuired because I am not a racist Therefore racism is not my problem it doesn t concern me and there is nothing further I need to do This worldview guarantees that I will not build my skills in thinking critically about racism or use my position to challenge racial ineuality I uestion this cause effect Especially in light of the recent protests but also in general It seems to be admonishing binary thinking while actually engaging in it If someone does not consider themselves racist why then does this automatically mean they will not engage in anti racism Very interesting point about how color blind claims eg I don t see race and color celebrate claims eg I have people of color in my family both function as ways to exempt people from engaging in conversations about racism No person of color whom I ve met has said that racism isn t at play in his or her friendships with white people This was a somewhat shocking thing for me to read because this hasn t been my experience at all as a POC Of course I ve experienced racism numerous times but not from the words or deeds of actual friends What makes me different from all the POC that DiAngelo has met Is it because I m mixed race Am I just lucky just ignorant just benefiting from my mixed race status or is DiAngelo just stacking the deck I honestly don t know It s interesting to me that the author has so far to page 112 only provided examples during her experiences as a diversity trainer of people who defiantly oppose what she is teaching them Will there be any examples of her getting through to people how she got through to them how they improved how workplaces became safer spaces for POC etc Or are all of these examples meant to say that white people will always fail at understanding their racist behavior no matter what or how she tries to teach them It s a curious use of her real life experiences Is this a purposeful indictment of all white people or an inadvertent indictment of her own methods and ideologies as a diversity trainer Or maybe she s just shy of talking about her accomplishments Yes let s say that it s a better look Ok page 114 did make me smile with its mordantly amusing story of a young white woman whose co workers were afraid she was having an actual heart attack after being criticized for making certain comments But I still really wish there was a part 2 to that story describing how DiAngelo ended up engaging this melodramatic young woman successfully Did that part 2 ever happen It would have been useful for me as a trainer and as a colleague interested in proactive dialogue with my white colleagues But I suppose that s not the point of this book which is apparently to just repeatedly provide examples of white fragility Sigh Sweet Jesus now DiAngelo has taken it upon herself to denounce the basic guidelines for building trust in a training as accommodations made to coddle white fragility Don t judge Don t make assumptions Speak your truth Respect I dunno what to even say It s like she perfectly understands white privilege but has no actual comprehension about how to reach people Does she not understand that gathering people in a room and telling them all how wrong they are and will always be is not an effective mechanism for genuine change or understanding Or that these guidelines have helped POC in trainings to also feel safe enough to express opinions and share experiences Ugh Ok I was prepared to hate this chapter entitled WHITE WOMEN S TEARS I ve heard about DiAngelo s thoughts on this But it does make some solid points tears and other emotional displays can be a form of manipulation and they can shift focus away from the important topic at hand That said DiAngelo barely acknowledges the most freuent reason women AND MEN cry in these settings because they are experiencing sorrow or pain over something they have learned about themselves or are reacting to a story they are hearing that illustrates a terrible injustice or a painful experience It is like the author does not really want to acknowledge the importance and necessity of empathy as a key to bridging divides Last chapter finally features the book s sole example of a breakthrough from a white person who acknowledges their problematic behavior and gracefully accepts feedback promising to learn from the experience This white person is Robin DiAngelo I assume DiAngelo could think of no other examples to provide LMAO

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This is absolute geniusLet s start with a book is it a book really Content and page count it s a pamphlet with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being afraid to talk about the subject Let s then publish the pamphlet at a time when we re surrounded by white people who can t shut up about racism and are fighting tooth and nail over who can appear to be the most enlightened woke white people We ll finish the pamphlet by saying we ll never be done with racism and we can only ever try to learn about it The perpetuating of the racism industry Thank goodness we have such brave authors as this one to pen these works and profit from the proliferation of the idea that white people have an intrinsic benefit solely from the color of their skin and that brown people I think she means African brown people specifically since Indian and other dark skinned people aren t really addressed based on skin color alone no other factors at all are at a disadvantage Literally skin color is the only factor hereWe then define racism not by what literally every dictionary defines it as but by something that can t be refuted citing nonsensical examples it s racist for a white woman to be emotionally distraught over the shooting of a black male BTW and catering to the emotionally unsound and the people who thrive on consoling the emotionally unsoundIt appears the author is unaware of a concept that most of us learn around middle school Correlation causation Are black folks as a population in the US doing as well as white folks as a population The numbers say probably not Is that solely because of their melanin concentration The author would have you believe yes I personally would posit the radical idea that your life outcome is determined by an infinite number of factors led by socioeconomic status uality of parenting and personal drive and that what color you happen to have is so far down that list that it may as well not even exist speaking in terms of the last 50 years or so To make an example of this follow these hypotheticals of who has advantage all other factors being eual besides what s mentioned White person growing up in poverty or brown person growing up in upper middle class family White person growing up in poverty with single parent who isn t committed to parenting or brown person growing up in poverty with two parents trying to make the most for their kidss White person growing up in poverty with no personal drive or brown person growing up in poverty who is motivated and willing to achieveHas the point been made The author spends the entire pamphlet espousing binary bad as it pertains to whether a racist person is goodbad but seems to cling to the notion that what happens to you in life is based on a binary of skin being white not whiteAre authors movie directors politicians executives etc under represented by brown skinned people in the US Certainly looks like it According to the author that would be literally only because of their skin color The fact that the uestion of how many brown skinned people with the proper combination of desire aptitude and grit attempt to hold these positions isn t asked is mind boggling to someone who approaches topics rationally rather than emotionallyWould you like to know why white people get defensive or withdraw from conversations about racism Perhaps it s because we re being continually beaten over the head with white privilege and we live in such a racist society and we re tired My list of problems with this work could go on indefinitely I can t think of a single idea posed in it that isn t wracked with poor logic bathed in the need to cater to someone But I m just feeling guilty about my whiteness and I m afraid to talk about racism soBut this pamphlet did elicit two firsts from me First one star rating I go through a LOT of bad books how is this possible and first review so she s doing something right I hope she can ride the racism train to the bank into eternity it s a real cash cow these daysWould recommend to all white people who need to validate their perceived enlightenment and for people who have no concept of rational thought statistics or correlationcausation And people who absolutely love victimhood One editaddition to make At one point in the pamphlet the author claims to have studied white people s reactions to discussion of racism for uite a long time I can t remember how long exactly my brain has thankfully purged most of my memories of it She goes on to say white people are so predictable in their reactions either denial dismissal or anger and uses this predictability as evidence of both their own racism and their fear of talking about it Well I d like to suggest we swap out the word racist and put in pedophile instead Then we can spend a whole bunch of time calling white people pedophiles and monitoring their reactions This guy denied being a pedophile that lady over there simply walked away from the discussion that guy in the corner actually got angry and defensive Since we predicted their reactions we know the claim to be true right Okay done now

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review White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB download æ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã Robin DiAngelo free download White Fragility Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Hite 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 euilib. Half a century after the Civil Rights movement vast disparities exist between blacks and whites in America First and foremost these group ineualities are caused by deep historical trauma created by white racism and racist policies aimed against black persons and black culture If slavery and Jim Crow caused a gaping wound Civil Rights stitched it up but underneath the wound still festers How does this wound the entrenched ineuities between blacks and whites in America continue to existDoes the answer to that uestion exist I have read and heard a variety of black thinkers try to answer it as they look through different windows upon the situation They have examined welfare affirmative action the black cultural prohibition against acting white and being studious the victim mentality the war on drugs the prison industrial complex school ineuality voter suppression police brutality and gun violence All of these current realities take place in a nation in which blacks overall have much less wealth than whites because of the historical legacies of racist policies that forced blacks off any road to financial success Any one of these situations is dizzyingly complex Functioning together they and no doubt other factors produce this vast reality that we call racial ineuity There is no way that any one person can understand it all It is a mountain of pain tragedy and injustice Overwhelmed one seeks a way to go forth in one s thinking one or two foundational principles that will allow one to help ameliorate the situation or at least not make it worse Enter Robin DiAngelo White Fragility is an explanation of Robin DiAngelo s invention of the same name an idea that seeks to explain why it is so difficult to have conversations about race with white people in hopes that examining this will get whites to the point where they can do their part to dismantle systemic racism Her book stinks Never mind that White Fragility is based entirely on anecdotal evidence DiAngelo s own experiences and that of her African American acuaintances vast false assumptions stunningly faulty reasoning zero sumus and them thinking purely ideological almost religious zealotry and laughably contradictory strictures Never mind that DiAngelo seems to believe that guilt ridden navel gazing is an effective tool for change Never mind that she speaks for all people of color saying that racism is a personal scourge 247 they don t all believe that Never mind that she is the white savior extraordinaire who views all black people as victims always and only whites as powerful agents Never mind that she encourages whites to patronize blacks in daily interaction humoring them with mea culpas and never arguing as euals never challenging Never mind that she hopes to combat racism using racist tools racial stereotyping and racial prejudice Never mind that she decries badgood dualism racist bad nonracist good even as she all unwittingly pushes her own badgood dualism fragility bad stamina good And just don t even bother being annoyed frustrated or aghast at the way she scorns the human emotions of white people she and all her white friends will only call you fragile and laugh that their circular reasoning was proven rightNever mind all that The main reason this book stinks is that it focuses the attention on the wrong problem one that has very little evidence to support its effects The problem that DiAngelo sees as the fount of all modern black misery is modern white racism Careful though she does not use the dictionary definition of racism which is a belief in one s own racial superiority and hostility towards people of other colors and races what we can also call racial animus Racism according to DiAngelo and her ilk is this mysterious essence this inner miasma that inhabits every white person and no one else The everyday interactions between whites and blacks soaked with this inherent bias is what produces the ineuities we see Racism and whiteness are identical in her book So the fatherless African American family If we are to believe Robin DiAngelo it s caused by your shadow thoughts white people The much poorer health outcomes for blacks on average That s on you O guilty one The fact that homicide is the 1 killer of young black men You guessed it it s all to do with your secret knowledge that your life is better the way things are The fact that those homicide victims are being killed by other young black men You are a racist for even bringing up that fact Don t worry though all white people are racist Just admit it and all problems will be solvedI don t know what to think about the fact that White Fragility is a bestseller with so many glowing reviews I guess unfettered ideology is attractive I m very very sorry that anyone believes what Robin DiAngelo says People please I beg you If you want to make the world a better place study policy Understand that it is very complex and full of unintended conseuences Examine data uestion assumptions Don t take this stuff on faith it s too important Challenge both liberal and conservative racial orthodoxy Think past the labels treat yourself and others as human beings and individuals Regard yourself and all others as agents agents of personal and political change agents of compassion and empathy Please don t waste your time on the racial prejudices and double standards of identity zealots like Robin DiAngelo Examples of contradictory strictures White people must be vulnerable White people must not show their feelings White people must not become silent White people should be silent White people must not leave the room when they re upset White people must leave the room when they re upset

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  • Robin DiAngelo
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  • 05 November 2020
  • 9780807071168

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