EventsLynnwood Library Online Book Group - "White Fragility" by Robin J. DiAngelo

Lynnwood Library Online Book Group - "White Fragility" by Robin J. DiAngelo

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Description

Celebrate the love of reading with others in our community. This month's selection is "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism" by Robin J. DiAngelo.

In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility. Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Book kit copies available at the Lynnwood Library starting May 1. Also available from the Sno-Isle catalog in physical regular print and OverDrive ebook and downloadable audiobook.

A link to join the event via Zoom will be sent to registered participants the day of the event. If you don’t see the email by an hour before the event, check your spam folder. You can access Zoom in your computer’s browser, or download the app for free on an Apple or Android device. You do not need to have your own Zoom account in order to participate.

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White Fragility

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Book & Movie Discussions
Language:
English

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