White Fragility [Book Circle]By Robin DiAngelo
Why can it be so challenging for white people to talk about race and racism? When faced with challenges to their assumptions about race and racism, white people oftentimes respond with emotions characteristic of white fragility—such as denial, guilt, anger, and withdrawal—that prevent meaningful engagement and, in turn, uphold racial inequality. In this book, Robin DiAngelo draws on academic scholarship and her extensive experience as an educator on racial and social justice issues to explain the phenomenon of white fragility and to suggest ways to engage in more meaningful conversations about racism. (Here's a link to a recent New Yorker magazine article about her and her book). In this book circle, we will have the opportunity to reflect on our experiences of white fragility, to think through how to respond to white fragility in our work, and to engage in more significant dialogue about racism in our personal and professional lives.
- Facilitator: Sarah Macdonald (CTLT) and Kari Mansager (OUDI)
- Time and Dates: 12:00pm – 1:00pm on January 23, January 30, February 6, and February 13
- Location: Room 209 of Building 35
[Please note: CTLT is also offering this as a book circle from 11am - 12pm on January 24, January 31, February 7, and February 14. Please register for the CTLT session by clicking here.]