White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo

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By Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 3.5
From 2,061 Ratings


Read Online White Fragility Book. 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.


  • There is such thing as racism

    By Smile1236374847
    There is such thing as racism, but we don’t have it now. Some people will call ME racist for saying that, in fact, some people call others racist just for being white. Now people that hate on the left or talk bad about them don’t see THEIR perspective. They think of it as the truth and some people do face racism but not by the police. Just a few bad apples doesn’t mean that the entire police force should be DEFUNDED. That will make people be left on the streets destroying our cities and communities left out on the streets that we had to work for. If we do actually do something about the police, trust me, we will have far more problems than we have now.
  • This author is in it for the money.

    By viergo093
    What a load of crap. Don’t waste your money.
  • Brilliant

    I throughly enjoyed this book. I’m lowkey excited to point out white fragility next time I see it!
  • Seemed fine.

    By let h IM jhjk
    Well, I was only able to read the first 56 pages, but it all seems fine. It’s ironic that the book is called “White Fragility” and people are commenting with their own white fragility. “It’s too divisive,” “It makes me feel guilty,” “Why should I be ashamed of who I am?” Well hundreds of years of slavery and oppression is why you should feel a little uneasy. I’m white, by the way... the author was respectful, and made it clear they didn’t believe all white people were bad. Even when they wrote that we are all racist, they made sure to explain it to mean that we all have unconscious bias, not that we are all demons. There are so many people rating this one star - why? Because it made YOU uncomfortable for a change? Oh come on! That’s the fragility the author’s talking about, so you’re really just proving their point. And some people even said this was like Hitler’s book. Really? You’re trying to compare a white person reading a book telling them how to not be racist to a Jew reading a book about why they shouldn’t exist? Wow. You guys are cry-babies. Almost...... fragile? You need to toughen up and stop taking everything so personally, you need to accept the truth and not take it as an attack on who you are. I think white people should feel a bit guilty for a change, or at least try and not be so racist. Don’t know if you guys are capable of that yet. You need to grow up first.
  • Turning point, NOT white hate

    By Jammin Johnny
    In all honesty, when I started an antiracist book club, this was the book I wanted to read the least. It sounded too polarizing to me. It sounded like white hate to me. But my friends voted on this one. It was not an easy read. But I am very glad I did it. I love how the author gives us the tools to talk about racism comfortably. How else can we eradicate racism if we cannot talk about it logically? Once I passed the turning point and realized that calling out racism does not equal white hate, then I realized this book is not white hate at all. In theory, this book gave me tools to be less polarizing. (Not always in practice lol! I’m still practicing) I highly recommend doing it as a book club. It was very beneficial to be able to talk about it over the course of a month with my white friends. It really solidified many of the principles that were talked about in the book and made them habit.
  • An informative read

    By JenesisWitha J
    After reading How To Be an Antiracist by Kendi, my book club chose White Fragility. D’Angelo’s simplistic way of breaking down biases and privilege was appreciated. She keeps it easy to understand, and it was refreshing to read. I also like her first hand experiences while doing her diversity training. Her focus on white triggers was super helpful in guiding conversations with other people. Thank you for a great read!
  • Extremely racist book!

    By 9gagunderground
    This is under the “dismantle racism” section yet it’s an EXTREMELY racist book written by an admitted racist!
  • Left-wing equivalent to Mein Kampf

    By counterstrikemayans
    This is not dismantling racism, it’s promoting it. Why can’t people wake up to this?
  • Horrible

    By bonickle342
    Stupid nonsense
  • Total waste of time

    By John 14
    Utterly worthless, just another part of the ‘woke’ culture trying to use racism for their own ends. I would rate this vile heap of trash lower if I could