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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

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

  • Bookworm
    Jul 08, 2018

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

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 ...

    This will be a difficult read for many Caucasian people to read because none of us are racists, right? Written by a Caucasian woman (former professor and now consultant), this works to help white people understand the systems that are in place that promote and retain racism, and how or...

    Everyone should read this, as everyone would benefit from this. Even if somehow you're perfectly woke, it's helpful to understand why some people get defensive about being called out for racist behavior. There were a few weaker sections, and this book is not as in-depth as it could be,...

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

  • Megan
    Jul 22, 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

  • Lance Eaton
    Aug 03, 2018

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

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 ...

    This will be a difficult read for many Caucasian people to read because none of us are racists, right? Written by a Caucasian woman (former professor and now consultant), this works to help white people understand the systems that are in place that promote and retain racism, and how or...

    Everyone should read this, as everyone would benefit from this. Even if somehow you're perfectly woke, it's helpful to understand why some people get defensive about being called out for racist behavior. There were a few weaker sections, and this book is not as in-depth as it could be,...

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

    DiAngelo breaks down how white people become invested in their whiteness in many covert and overt ways. The result of this deeply composed but rarely addressed element to their identity is to resist and deny how much whiteness plays a role in their day-to-day lives and how they underst...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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...

    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 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...

  • Gloria
    Aug 31, 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 ...

    This will be a difficult read for many Caucasian people to read because none of us are racists, right? Written by a Caucasian woman (former professor and now consultant), this works to help white people understand the systems that are in place that promote and retain racism, and how or...

  • Benni
    Aug 29, 2018

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

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 ...

    This will be a difficult read for many Caucasian people to read because none of us are racists, right? Written by a Caucasian woman (former professor and now consultant), this works to help white people understand the systems that are in place that promote and retain racism, and how or...

    Everyone should read this, as everyone would benefit from this. Even if somehow you're perfectly woke, it's helpful to understand why some people get defensive about being called out for racist behavior. There were a few weaker sections, and this book is not as in-depth as it could be,...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

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

  • Scott Freeman
    Apr 19, 2018

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

    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 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...

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

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Andrew
    Aug 21, 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 ...

    This will be a difficult read for many Caucasian people to read because none of us are racists, right? Written by a Caucasian woman (former professor and now consultant), this works to help white people understand the systems that are in place that promote and retain racism, and how or...

    Everyone should read this, as everyone would benefit from this. Even if somehow you're perfectly woke, it's helpful to understand why some people get defensive about being called out for racist behavior. There were a few weaker sections, and this book is not as in-depth as it could be,...

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

    DiAngelo breaks down how white people become invested in their whiteness in many covert and overt ways. The result of this deeply composed but rarely addressed element to their identity is to resist and deny how much whiteness plays a role in their day-to-day lives and how they underst...

    Excellent and very enlightening. ...

  • 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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

  • Pamela
    Aug 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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 ...

    This will be a difficult read for many Caucasian people to read because none of us are racists, right? Written by a Caucasian woman (former professor and now consultant), this works to help white people understand the systems that are in place that promote and retain racism, and how or...

    Everyone should read this, as everyone would benefit from this. Even if somehow you're perfectly woke, it's helpful to understand why some people get defensive about being called out for racist behavior. There were a few weaker sections, and this book is not as in-depth as it could be,...

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

    DiAngelo breaks down how white people become invested in their whiteness in many covert and overt ways. The result of this deeply composed but rarely addressed element to their identity is to resist and deny how much whiteness plays a role in their day-to-day lives and how they underst...

    Excellent and very enlightening. ...

    Not an easy read ? both because it is written in an academic style and because of the serious self-analysis it requires of the reader ? but well worth it. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to understand the racial dynamics structurally embedded in the political and social syste...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

  • Heather
    Jul 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

  • Stewart Tame
    Jul 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

  • 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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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 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...

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

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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 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 ...

    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 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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'...

    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...

    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....

    This is one of the best books on whiteness I have read to date. I rather wish I could get copies for all the white people I know and we could have perpetual bookclub about it. Really good learning and reflection for me. ...

    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...

    White friends? This book is a good book for us. As Erika notes in her review, it's a little weird getting advice on race from a white person, and this is not the kind of book you can read separately or instead of anti-racist literature written by activists of color. Nonetheless, I foun...

    Full disclosure : I won a free copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. White fragility is an issue that's been much in the news of late. This is one of those cases where everything you need to know about the book is right there on the front cover. The good news is that DiAnge...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

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

    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...