White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term "white fragility" in 2011, and since then it's been invoked by critics from Samantha Bee to Charles Blow. "White fragility" refers to the defensive Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to ...

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Title:White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Author:Robin DiAngelo
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0807047414
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Reviews

  • Lea
    Jun 29, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • Misha
    Jun 14, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

  • Bookworm
    Jul 08, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

  • Rob Sullivan
    Jul 03, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • Adam Shields
    Jun 27, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

  • Scott Freeman
    Apr 19, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

  • ELRS
    Jul 01, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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    ...

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  • Howard
    Jul 10, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Christian
    Jul 09, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

  • Andre
    Mar 30, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

  • Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount)
    Jun 26, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

  • Sherri
    Jun 26, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

  • Bob
    Jul 04, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

  • Kidada
    Jul 08, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

  • Erikka
    May 04, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

  • Molly
    Jul 10, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

  • Aaron Akbar
    Mar 28, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

  • Chris Hill
    Jul 05, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

  • Emilie
    Jul 13, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • Holly
    Jul 05, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

  • Heidi
    Jul 07, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

  • Christina
    Jul 05, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

  • Ryan Jacobsen
    Jun 30, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • Elizabeth
    Jul 01, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

    ...

  • Raven
    Apr 13, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • Mr. Anderson
    Apr 20, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • James Kanka
    Jul 09, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

  • Theresa
    Jul 02, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

  • Rachel Drechsel
    Jul 07, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...

    I won my copy of this book free through a Goodreads giveaway. My cats always seem entertained when I read a book like this because I tend to debate the book outloud as I read. If only I got in the habit of taking notes on paper about my criticisms! But, thankfully, this was not a book...

    Having recently finished When They Call You a Terrorist about the black lives matter movement, White Fragility is a great follow-up. But even if you haven?t read the other, this is a necessary read for white people in the U.S. Race relations are in a tough spot, especially with th...

    I read this book hungrily but haltingly because it was both nourishing and painful to read. According to Diangelo, discomfort is key to our growth and awareness, so I proceeded and tried to stay with the discomfort. I had to read and reread passages to absorb the magnitude of what she ...

    I think I could have easily read this book in record time, but I intentionally slowed my process several times so that I could fully take in everything presented. It's a rather slim book yet tightly edited to waste no time getting its point across: this country is racist. And it'...

    DiAngelo is a white women who is addressing the difficulties that white people typically have when dealing with the issue of race. She discusses fear, resentment, denial and many more emotions and behaviors that white people have when confronted with their part in maintaining racism, w...

    I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. This book is an important read. I had considered myself racially aware. I read to try to educate myself on race relations and can often identify racial issues in the media, for example. But after reading this book, I realize I still ...

    I am in absolute awe as to how succinct the analysis of white fragility is. Diangelo defines her terms, convincingly lays her groundwork in how many white people are socialized and systematically exposes the social and psychological defenses that are used in white fragility. I wish I c...

    Even though I know quite a bit about this topic (hence the rating), and the author, from her work on the amazing ?Seeing White? podcast, I still found this book to be quite informative! It is a great read for those looking for resources and guidance on dismantling white supremacy. ...

    While I have some disagreements, I found it quite helpful to understanding this perspective and took away some personal actions. I like the distinction between racial biased actions and racism. ...

    An essential read for white folks seeking to gain tools for examining our own white identity. A key tool in being a white anti-racist ally. ...

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  • Leigh Ann
    Jun 01, 2018

    The book raises striking and specific points about how as whites we have biases toward race while pretending we are colorblind. She states specific examples, and outlays practical way forward. Most of the lower star ratings of this book seem to be exhibiting the exact fragility she...

    Robin DiAngelo comes hard in this one and takes no prisoners. There are going to be many hurt feelings for those willing and courageous enough to delve into this examination of White Fragility. ?This book is unapologetically rooted in identity politics. I am white and am address...

    This is a powerful, essential book that encapsulates much of what DiAngelo has been cogently laying out in other articles and speeches. I appreciated having the thinking I have heard her articulate at events I have attended in one place. I am honored to host DiAngelo at my library for ...

    This should be mandatory reading for all white people. Truly important. ...

    Summary: Explains white fragility, its sources, expressions, the challenge it poses to conversations about race, and a different way to engage. You've been there. A conversation about race begins and quickly, tension settles in the room. You don't need a person of color to be presen...

    This is a tough one to review. I'm going to revert to a pros and cons list: Pros: Very insightful Author has a lot of experience and knows what she's talking about Lots of good advice Made me see things in a different light Made me question my own white fragility Cons: Way ...

    "I have a black friend!" "I don't see race." "Oh, these racists will die out eventually and things will get better." Sound familiar? These common refrains are often brought up in regards to discussing racism, particularly as defenses brought up by white people (although people of color...

    Short Review: I have been reading widely about racial issues and history over the past several years. There are so many essential books about racial history or memoirs of minorities. The path to learning about the impact of racism is long, but fairly clear. It is hard not to find a goo...

    A stunning work that should be read by anyone who considers themselves a critical thinker. ...

    This book is a must-read for everyone. The one-star reviewers didn't even leave their thoughts, which is precisely why DiAngelo asked for open-mindedness; these people obviously shut down and rejected what they read (if they read it at all!). DiAngelo approaches the topic from an a...