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
Re: the college admissions cheating scandal, with thanks to Sandeep for passing this on.
“Those facing charges will likely walk away with everything but their pride intact—it will be disabled students at the intersection of race that will face even more bias and roadblocks in their educational career and in seeking accommodations that are ensured to them by law.”
Thank you, David, for sharing this with me.
Recommended reading: Dear White Teachers: You Can’t Love Your Black Students If You Don’t Know Them