Robin DiAngelo

Robin DiAngelo

Why Is It So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism?

FoI at Waterstones/
Tue 19 February 2019
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

Robin DiAngelo

Why Is It So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism?

Robin DiAngelo
Tue 19 February 2019,
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. Robin DiAngelo coined the term ‘white fragility’ in 2011 to describe the defensiveness that even the most well-meaning white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged. In conversation with Madhu Krishnan, she talks about how we can start having more honest conversations, listen to each other better and react to feedback with grace and humility. It is not enough to simply hold abstract progressive views and condemn the obvious racists on social media. Change starts with us all at a practical, granular level. It is time for all white people to take responsibility for relinquishing their role in persistent racial inequality.

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