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 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 s 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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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:169 pages pages

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

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Mehrsa
    Aug 18, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

  • Lois
    Sep 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

  • Trish
    Aug 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

  • Ellie
    Dec 16, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

  • Lindsay Nixon
    Jan 12, 2019

    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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

  • lady victoriana
    Feb 13, 2019

    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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

  • Laura
    Jul 15, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

  • Pavol Hardos
    Nov 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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...

  • Book
    Jan 04, 2019

    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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

    Due to the nature of this book, anything less than 5-stars from a white reader should probably be explained. Definitely worth reading and gave me a lot to think about. White fragility and knee-jerk defensiveness is definitely present in me and something to work on (for the rest of my l...

    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'...

    White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo ?White Fragility? is a powerful book that explores why white Americans are socialized to keep silent on race issues and the difficulties in even having such discussions. Former tenured prof...

  • Jose
    Aug 17, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

  • MEH
    Aug 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

  • Nate
    Dec 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

    Due to the nature of this book, anything less than 5-stars from a white reader should probably be explained. Definitely worth reading and gave me a lot to think about. White fragility and knee-jerk defensiveness is definitely present in me and something to work on (for the rest of my l...

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

    Due to the nature of this book, anything less than 5-stars from a white reader should probably be explained. Definitely worth reading and gave me a lot to think about. White fragility and knee-jerk defensiveness is definitely present in me and something to work on (for the rest of my l...

    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'...

    White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo ?White Fragility? is a powerful book that explores why white Americans are socialized to keep silent on race issues and the difficulties in even having such discussions. Former tenured prof...

    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...

  • Courtney
    Aug 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

    Due to the nature of this book, anything less than 5-stars from a white reader should probably be explained. Definitely worth reading and gave me a lot to think about. White fragility and knee-jerk defensiveness is definitely present in me and something to work on (for the rest of my l...

    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...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Oct 12, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

  • Paula W
    Sep 24, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

  • Kate Olson
    Jan 17, 2019

    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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

  • Donald Powell
    Nov 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

  • 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 11, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

    Due to the nature of this book, anything less than 5-stars from a white reader should probably be explained. Definitely worth reading and gave me a lot to think about. White fragility and knee-jerk defensiveness is definitely present in me and something to work on (for the rest of my l...

    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'...

    White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo ?White Fragility? is a powerful book that explores why white Americans are socialized to keep silent on race issues and the difficulties in even having such discussions. Former tenured prof...

    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...

    Half a century after the Civil Rights movement, vast disparities exist between blacks and whites in America. First and foremost, these group inequalities are caused by deep, historical trauma created by white racism and racist policies aimed against black persons and black culture. If ...

  • Eric
    Dec 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

  • Cinda Craig
    Aug 06, 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

  • Mara
    Nov 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...

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

    I'm undecided as to how to rate this book. On the one hand, it's a fantastic first step for folks just becoming aware of racism. But personally, as a POC who has been engaging with these concepts for years now, I found it very rudimentary. Which I can't really criticize it for! It's me...

    I?m not giving this a low rating for the reason you think I am. Seven or eight years ago, I read an essay about white fragility in a professional journal. It was only 17 pages long (3 of those pages were reference pages), but it opened my eyes to things I?ve never thought about...

    This short, focused book was a really fantastic learning experience for me! I appreciated how Diangelo integrated academic concepts while still keeping the book very accessible for non-academics. I recognized a lot of my own reactions and those of other whites in discussions of rac...

    I nearly returned this book. I had purchased the audiobook from Audible, and I found the tone to be dry, dull, and schoolmarmish. If I was to picture Robin DiAngelo, it would be my middle school librarian, wagging her finger at me. I had this reaction despite knowing what tone policing...

    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...

    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 book is excellent. I read waking up white and really liked that one and the books have similar content, but this one is much more instructive about how to handle white fragility. I wish for every person--white and non-white to read this book ...

    This is absolute genius! Let's start with a book (is it a book, really? Content and page count it's more a pamphlet) with a subtitle that dismisses any logical argument or counterpoint to the content of the pamphlet as being 'afraid to talk about' the subject. Let's then publish the...

    Compelling and transformative. This book is short but very meaty. The argument is irrefutable. The message is challenging, strident, internally consistent and intellectually honest. This is an organized and concise presentation of racism that anyone can read, track and understand. It i...

    ?I know that because I was socialized as white in a racism-based society, I have a racist worldview, deep racial bias, racist patterns, and investments in the racist system that has elevated me.? ~ Robin Diangelo in ?White Fragility: Why It?s So Hard for White People to Talk Ab...

    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 ...

    This is a book written by a white woman addressed to white readers who want to confront their own racism, the ways in which they have been socialized into a racist society and are, often unknowingly, complicit with it. The title refers to the ways in which white people avoid convers...

    I found this book very disappointing. Any positive contribution to a conversation on black/white relations in America that she might have given are drowned out by comments such as these: ?Our simplistic definition of racism? as intentional acts of discrimination committed by immora...

    ?????? I thought I was well educated on white privilege/racism, but this book showed me how all the books I?ve read, and listening to experts and friends I?ve done, painted only a tiny corner of the issue. I believed I was already seeing the insidious nature of wh...

    Racism is a system where the burdens and benefits of life are distributed, in part, based on race. Racism is currently perpetuating itself, in part, through a common delusion that it is, instead, just a personal moral failing of certain people. When there is a suggestion that we are be...

    American whites need to read this. Right. Now. If you got offended by NFL players kneeling at the National Anthem. If you think white people in the US are victims, then you need to read this book. It will be a tough pill to swallow, it will make you very uncomfortable, but if you va...

    If you're white, read this book. If you're white and don't think you need to read this book, read it twice. If you're a person of color, tell all your white friends to read this book. If you're a person of color who has no white friends, make some, and then tell them to read this book....

    OMG, this book is awesome, I'd really wish everyone could read this. In fact, there are at least 5 people, from the top of my head, I would gladly force to read this (and I do mean force, if necessary, Ludovico technique style), and I am sure anyone reading it might come up with their ...

    Due to the nature of this book, anything less than 5-stars from a white reader should probably be explained. Definitely worth reading and gave me a lot to think about. White fragility and knee-jerk defensiveness is definitely present in me and something to work on (for the rest of my l...

    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'...

    White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo ?White Fragility? is a powerful book that explores why white Americans are socialized to keep silent on race issues and the difficulties in even having such discussions. Former tenured prof...

    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...

    Half a century after the Civil Rights movement, vast disparities exist between blacks and whites in America. First and foremost, these group inequalities are caused by deep, historical trauma created by white racism and racist policies aimed against black persons and black culture. If ...

    4.5 stars - If I am ever in the position to pick a book required for my workplace or a bookclub to read, this would unquestionably be it. Really enjoyed & would HIGHLY recommend to anyone ...

  • Jack Heller
    Jul 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...

    This book is written by a white person for other whites. Most of what she writes is common sense but no doubt useful for white folks struggling to not feel attacked when racism is discussed. I was annoyed at remark about 25% in where she points out that she isn't a fan of black histo...

    The provocative title of this book is a draw. What are we doing, saying, thinking that is unconscious and yet still brings out some kind of anger or fear response in us when challenged? I am constantly learning how much I don?t know about race in America and much more there is to kno...

    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 book will cut you, white person, no slack. If you think you're progressive about race--and most white people think they are--you will be confronted by this book. It's not aimed at Klansmembers. It's aimed at the people who don't recognize where they fall short. That's me. It's pro...