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White fragility why it's so hard for White people to talk about racism Robin DiAngelo

DiAngelo, Robin J., (author.). Dyson, Michael Eric (writer of foreword).

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Record details

  • OCLC: on1022075638
  • ISBN: 9780807047422 electronic book
  • ISBN: 0807047422 electronic book
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 169 pages)
  • Published: Boston, MassachusettsBeacon Press[2018]
  • Publisher: Beacon Press [2018]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Contents: Foreword: Keyser Söze, Beyoncé, and the Witness Protection Program / Michael Eric Dyson -- Introduction: We can't get there from here -- The challenges of talking to white people about racism -- Racism and white supremacy -- Racism after the civil rights movement -- How does race shape the lives of white people? -- The good/bad binary -- Anti-blackness -- Racial triggers for white people -- The result: White fragility -- White fragility in action -- White fragility and the rules of engagement -- White women's tears -- Where do we go from here?
Summary: "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, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively."--Provided by publisher
Subject: Racism.
Defensiveness (Psychology)
Race relations.

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