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Roundtable Book Group - WHITE FRAGILITY:  Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism.  By Robin DiAngelo

The Roundtable Book Group will meet on Thursday, May  16 at 12:30 PM in the church library.  The book chosen is:

WHITE FRAGILITY:  Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism.  By Robin DiAngelo

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality

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, anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what can be done to engage more constructively.