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Interview With Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D., Author of White Fragility [video]

In her 2018 New York Times bestselling book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, University of Washington education professor Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged.

In her view, people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress. Although white racial insulation is somewhat mediated by social class (with poor and working class urban whites being generally less racially insulated than suburban or rural whites), the larger social environment insulates and protects whites as a group through institutions, cultural representations, media, school textbooks, movies, advertising, and dominant discourses.

Dr. DiAngelo was interviewed by Marcus Campbell, Ed. D., Assistant Superintendent/Principal of Evanston Township High School for a webinar broadcast on June 12, 202o.

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Source: Family Action Network | White Fragility, https://www.familyactionnetwork.net/events/white-fragility | © 2020 Family Action Network. All Rights Reserved.
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