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Books & Brews | "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo, Chapters 1-6

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Join us for our August Books & Brews gathering at the White Bison in the Nations on Tuesday, August 27th, as we discuss Chapters 1-6 of "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo! Purchase your copy on Amazon, iBooks, or in your local bookstore.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). 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 examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

Earlier Event: August 25
Sunday Gathering with Doug Pagitt
Later Event: August 28