White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

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By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 4
From 1,186 Ratings


Free Download White Fragility Ebook. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

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.

Download readers guides at www.beacon.org/whitefragility.


  • Clearly a devotee of Timothy Leary

    By VTBoomer
    Clearly this cisgender woman is a disciple of Timothy Leary and had been in some great acid trips   She has no understanding if anthropology and history   Only out there to make a buck   Bless her soul! She desires pity and she needs institutional help. And can you believe it, she’s making money in this capitalist society! Truly remarkable.
  • Pure garbage

    By CNN me
    A total joke
  • Terribly reductive account of structural racism

    By pjlosangeles
    This book does nothing but reduce a complex system of historical injustice to a set of overly simplistic antagonisms along racial lines. This book is a mess of essentialist race-baiting masquerading as insight. Long story short, it’s terribly misguided.
  • Black Fragility

    By Obunga 2.0
    Call a black person a racial slur, they'll scream and try to fight you. Call a white person a racist term and they shrug or laugh at you. We need to confront the fragility of the Black community. Why do so few black men want to confront the issue of fatherlessness? That's very fragile of them. In all seriousness, though, I think the author needs to reconsider the fact that a whites person can disagree with an assertion made about racism in the country and not be inherently defensive/fragile about it.
  • It’s actually the most awful book ever

    By nibbra
    I’d prefer catching COVID over reading this again
  • Boring

    By BrooklynnRose
    Not trying to be rude because I do care about race relations in the US. But this was sooooooo bloody boring. She like said the same thing over, and over, and over, and over, and guess what? Over again. Would not recommend. Basically everything you do or say is racist but she’s not???? I don’t get it and yes I’ve a college degree and didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, but I might have to if this is what the left is ooohing and ahhhing over. Literally this book isn’t even worth the paper it’s written on or the amount of energy it takes to e-read it. Literal garbage. At some point you can’t blame all of your problems on other people, please become a better writer, and mix it up a little because this is just so unbelievably bad. Not just the ideas but the writing style… ugh. And now I’m just going to be called a boomer and a racist. I just can’t even believe that this is a NYTBS I’m sorry but it’s not, and I’m seriously question everything I’ve ever read in the NYT because this book is that bad. And the fact that other people like this book and thought it was good is just so mind boggling to me. Like did y’all even read this? Because I specifically spent time trying to read and comprehend this, but it’s hard when my 2 yr niece makes more sense than this book. Would not recommend -80000/10.
  • Perhaps good intentions, logically incoherent

    By Jimmyboy7
    I want to be charitable because I think the author may have started this book (and many of her other writings) from a sincere place of finding healing for herself, the black community, and the United Staes as a whole. Unfortunately, much of her argument is logically incoherent; rife with a-priori assumptions and circular reasoning. For example, she considers individualism a doctrine that must be challenged and replaced by a collective narrative as a means to the end of installing systemic racism and the ideology that all ideologies and identities are social constructs. Unfortunately, that leaves her own “ ideology “ bathing in the same waters of subjectivity she casts competing ideas like Meritocracy, Individuality, and Objectivity into. Moreover, Diangelo relies on replacing scientific and enlightenment epistemology with the epistemology of “ Lived Experience” and “ Story Telling”. Again, this assertion refutes her prior attempt to negate individualism, because she relies on the “ individual lived experience and story telling “ of marginalized people to buttress her own epistemology. This comes off as a half-baked attempt at empiricism using the very tools she tries to destroy early in the book. Aside from the Incoherence, Diangelo winds up with a book that does little to help the catastrophic plague of racism and instead props up hate of hierarchies dressed in faith healer clothes. Ultimately, this book will lead to derision and division not healing, then again, that may be what she ultimately aims to do.
  • I like the one star reviews

    By Sarah T 23
    The one star reviews just prove the authors point keep on going :)
  • Could be shortened

    By tiggerbob
    I resonated with the last few chapters, I felt the author spent too long and too many chapters arriving to that conclusion.
  • Just wrong...

    By IOncesaid"ItIsAllHerFault"
    Well if you love victimhood, look no further! I hope she can ride the racism train to the bank into eternity, it's a real cash cow these days.