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Thank you to the many people of color whose brilliance and patience has mentored me over the last twenty-five years. You understand white fragility and its roots in white identity far more than I ever will. ~~Robin DiAngelo

True dat! Far, far, far, far more than she ever will. We have spent our current lives and past histories decoding and deciphering whiteness as a survival strategy and revolutionary act — know thy enemy!

White people can be the most difficult for people of color because, to the degree that we think we have arrived, we will put our energy into making sure that others see us as having arrived. ~~DiAngelo (p.5)

And the book, White Fragility, is DiAngelo’s white progressive arrival story that a white publisher promoted in ways that they never promote books on race and racism by Black and other non-white scholars who have critiqued vulnerable whiteness for decades, before DiAngelo went back to school and certainly before she wrote her book.

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Award-winning author/ anthropologist/consultant & past prez of Shaw U. Forthcoming: JUSTSPEAK: Race, Culture & Politics in America: http://irmamcclaurin.com.

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Irma McClaurin

Irma McClaurin

Award-winning author/ anthropologist/consultant & past prez of Shaw U. Forthcoming: JUSTSPEAK: Race, Culture & Politics in America: http://irmamcclaurin.com.