White Fragility, Why It’s Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility is one of the most popular books spreading the worldview of Critical Race Theory and reshaping Western thought concerning racism. DiAngelo’s thesis is that white supremacy, as well as racism, is a social constructs baked into the American culture. Very little can be done to improve the socialization of America, but perhaps a little progress can be made if whites would learn to listen, study, attempt to understand black people, as well as their own perpetuation of racism. The problem is that whites are too fragile and defensive to accept their culpability. This book is designed to nudge whites toward being less fragile. Such is the big picture but Robin DiAngelo, a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice and formerly a professor of multicultural education, also unpacks many of the ideologies behind critical theory. As she does so, the reader can quickly discern why…