White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 1,784 Ratings

Description

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.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). 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, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Reviews

  • Incredibly misguided and inaccurate

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    By trust-me-don't
    I’m a leftist myself, but I have to say that even this was too much for me. Obviously DeAngelo has some racist part of her she has to deal with, but trying to paint everyone as having her racist sentiment is just empirically not true.
  • Trash

    1
    By crpg3317
    This is nothing but hatred and divisive.
  • Hate =Hate

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    By Blackshirtdivision
    This author needs to write comedy! This book made me Laugh and that’s pretty pathetic. Oh by the way I’m black 🤦🏾‍♂️& never had any problems in a white neighborhood.
  • Utter rubbish

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    By HudsonHawk77
    This book is racist. Because it’s written by a racist. Who is claiming to be a racist in this very book. Utter trash, riddled with contradictions and paradoxes, like the one stayed above.
  • Terrible

    1
    By Michelada44
    Absolute trash
  • Horrendous

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    By Rcalx0
    This book is absolutely disgusting. No one and I mean NO ONE should ever be made to feel ashamed for who they are, how they were born etc. I can not even believe this trash is allowed on apple. & I can’t believe this leftist brainwashed moron is able to capitalize on such HATE!
  • Stop supporting white supremacy

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    By nmehaffey
    Don’t buy this book! I did and I regret it. If you are searching for a way to deepen your anti-racism knowledge, SUPPORT BLACK AND POC AUTHORS. Try: Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad How to be an Anti-Racist - Ibram X. Kendi So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo The Hate You Give - Angie Thomas Lies My Teacher Told Me - James W. Loewen A white women profiting off of the suffering of Black people is just wrong. Check your privilege.
  • Thank you

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    By Assilem:)
    Thank you for writing on a topic that I am dedicated to learn more about. Thank you for challenging my learned habits and mindset. However, Robin’s writing style was just not my favorite. She spends way too much time apologizing for what white fragility is. It might have been more of an effective book to me if she spent more time explaining certain scenarios of white fragility. If we’re trying to unlearn something then someone needs to write a rule book. I think that’s partly why a Bible was written in the first place 🧐
  • Read

    1
    By Epicarism
    I’m baby
  • Corporate Creed

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    By fannika80
    Do not fall for this simplistic, overhyped, poorly thought out book. A highly paid corporate HR gun telling white people for thousands of dollars a pop that they will remain racist even if they don’t know it no matter what. So I guess they need her services forever? This is very convenient for powerful corporate bosses who want a gold star for “inclusiveness” without actually having to diversify their work force. Not so helpful for minorities or their poorly compensated white employees forced into listening to this white woman. Read Isabelle Wilkerson on the Great Migration, Michelle Alexander on mass incarceration or anything by Coates instead, Don’t waste your money on a false prophet.