Educator DiAngelo explores how white fragility, which is characterized by assertive emotions and defensive behaviors displayed when white people are challenged racially, develops and how it protects ongoing racial inequality. The perfect book for white people who need to understand their emotional reactions to race discussions. The guide provides vital information for fighting injustices, written by a scholar and diversity trainer.
No matter how committed to racial justice you think you are, this book will be eye-opening. The author, Robin DiAngelo breaks down white people’s common reactions to race discussions and systematically dismantles defense mechanisms with data and real-life strategies for engagement. With chapters like Racial Triggers for White People, and The Process of Racial Socialization, the author takes the reader deep into the conversations that make some of us squirm. This is must-read for anyone, but especially white people, who want to contribute to anti-racism work.