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White fragility : why it's so hard to talk to white people about racism

DiAngelo, Robin J. (author.).

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  • 6 of 24 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
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28 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 305.8 DiAn (Text) 33294002080869 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2020-07-31

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807047415
  • ISBN: 0807047414
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    xvii, 169 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: We can't get there from here -- The challenges of talking to white people about racism -- Racism and white supremacy --Racism after civil rights movement -- How does race shape the lives of white people? -- The good/bad binary -- Anti-blackness -- Racial triggers for white people -- The result: white fragility -- White fragility in action -- White fragility and the rules of engagement -- White women's tears -- Where do we go from here?
Summary, etc.: "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."--
Subject: Racism
Whites
Race relations

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