Four-Week Book study: White Fragility: Why It Is So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Wedensdays, November 18 and 25, and December 2 and 9, 6:30-7:30/8 p.m. via Zoom Call.
About the book: In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth examination, Di Angelo explore how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
All sessions, for both the workshop and the book study will be held on Zoom calls. Please sign up in advance through the link to our church website so that we can send you the Zoom link.
The book study will be facilitated by members of our Unity of Buffalo community. For November 25th, please read Chapters 4, 5 and 6.