Can't view our main menu?  Click here to navigate our site in older browsers.

MAC'S BACKS FEMME BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES WHITE FRAGILITY

MAC'S BACKS FEMME BOOK CLUB DISCUSSES WHITE FRAGILITY BY ROBIN DIANGELO

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.

"The value in White Fragility lies in its methodical, irrefutable exposure of racism in thought and action, and its call for humility and vigilance."
-- The New Yorker

"[T]houghtful, instructive, and comprehensive . . . This slim book is impressive in its scope and complexity; DiAngelo provides a powerful lens for examining, and practical tools for grappling with, racism today."
-- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Robin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer, and author and has been a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice for more than twenty years. She formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University.

The book is available at Mac's Backs or through our website, www.macsbacks.com, at the 20% book club discount.

Event date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
1820 Coventry Rd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018