A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

The New Yorker
Aug 8, 2018 · 7 min read
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By Katy Waldman

more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions…

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