Robin DiAngelo can only take white progressives so far, says the writer: White Fragility” Has a Whiteness Problem.
Last year, UHS’s Understanding Whiteness group (faculty/staff affinity group) read and discussed White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo…and the faculty/staff of color noticed the difference. That, right there, is a positive review for DiAngelo’s book. If you haven’t read it yet, and you’re White, please do make that investment in yourself and in the people of color in your life (those who you know and those you don’t know).
Robin DiAngelo argues that our largely segregated society is set up to insulate whites from racial discomfort, so that they fall to pieces at the first application of stress. Read on, here: A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism
I’d like to use this video in Equity Literacy next year, and discuss the response (the tweet) included in the article. Why is this seen as divisive? Why do we see variations on this particular response so often?
The University of Kansas will offer an “Angry White Male Studies” class this fall. Watch the video here: University to offer ‘Angry White Male Studies’ class this fall
Yes. Yes, it does.