White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Audiobook Reviews in Five Minutes

Jun 8 2020 • 7 mins

Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an antiracist educator and University of Washington professor. She defines white fragility as the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially. White fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviours including argumentation and silence. These behaviours, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. The key insight DiAngelo illustrates magnificently throughout this book is that racism is a systemic problem, rather than individual acts of cruelty. Audiobook narrated by Amy Landon.

Watch DiAngelo’s powerful, illuminating and engaging presentation about her book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40894695-white-fragility

Audio production by Graham Stephenson

Episode music: Caprese by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue).