The New York Times finest-selling book checking out the detrimental responses white individuals have when their presumptions about race are challenged and how these responses keep racial inequality.
In this “crucial, essential, and lovely book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist teacher Robin DiAngelo deftly lights up the phenomenon of white fragility and “enables us to comprehend bigotry as a practice not limited to “bad individuals” (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the protective relocations that white individuals make when challenged racially, white fragility is defined by feelings such as anger, worry, and regret and by habits consisting of argumentation and silence. These habits, in turn, function to renew white racial balance and avoid any significant cross-racial discussion.
In this in-depth expedition, DiAngelo analyzes how white fragility establishes, how it secures racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.