An antiracism educator and consultant, Robin DiAngelo saw during her work a pattern of resistance among white people during dialogues about race. Her investigation into that behavior led to White Fragility.
When it first published in 2018, White Fragility made waves among readers and won a spot on the New York Times best-seller list for 85 weeks. Now, as the world reacts to the killing of George Floyd, readers have again sought DiAngelo’s insights into why white people continue to ignore racism. DiAngelo answered our questions by video call about White Fragility, the incorrect definition of racism that derails so many conversations, and how “our learning will never be finished.”
Adrian Liang, Amazon Book Review: Can you tell me about yourself, your professional background, and what led to your writing White Fragility?
Robin DiAngelo: I’m a white woman. I’m an academic and an educator, and in the early ’90s, I began a career as a diversity trainer—that’s the term we used at that time. It was such an enlightening and challenging experience that I went on to get a PhD, and now I exclusively write and speak and teach on issues of race and racial justice, with a particular focus on white racial identity.
To read the full article by Adrian Liang in Amazon Book Review, please click here: https://www.amazonbookreview.com/post/955c88f9-92f5-4a7e-8054-b3139fbf032e/robin-diangelo-on-white-fragility
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