If you're white, and you're serious about working on your shit, you must read this. The end.
If you're white, and you're serious about working on your shit, you must read this. The end.
“As I move through my daily life, my race is unremarkable. I belong when I turn on the TV, read best-selling novels, and watch block-buster movies. I belong when I walk past the magazine racks at the grocery store or drive past billboards.... I may feel inadequate in light of my age or weight, but I will belong racially. .....(When) Rihanna introduced a make-up line for women of all skin colors gratitude from women of colour poured in. Many of ...
#NFNov is really pushing me to read books that address “uncomfortable” ideas. ‘White Fragility‘ falls squarely in the uncomfortable category. This is scholarly examination of what implicit racism really looks like and how it is endemic in society. The concepts discussed raw, confrontational, and a clarion call for taking a fearless and naked look at your own behaviour and how it impacts others. It rocked me to my core. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#UnpopularOpinion so far. The academic tone at the beginning of the book was a turnoff as it‘s not what I enjoy in my personal reading. While I agree with the MANY reviews that state all white people should read this, people who need to the most are least likely. Her experience as a diversity trainer could have indicated that her tone alone would turn even the few who might pick up the book off. I‘ll stick with it for now & see how it goes. #NFNov
Brilliant, difficult, essential. This should be required reading for every white person alive. Other races can benefit too, but we are the ones who need to hear this. Regardless of our gender, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation, we benefit from the system if we are white and absolutely need to sit with ourselves and conduct an honest and thorough self examination.
Very well written and offers some good & some important insights. Interesting to learn that most white people aren‘t generally taught about race but rather learn it through socialization. As a child of mixed race, my father spent a lot of time teaching us about race in the USA, so it helped me understand why white ppl react they way they do. I wish there was more help for readers about how to get past pain/fear/embarrassment and be helpful
This passage speaks to my daily life. I often don‘t confront white ppl about their instances of racism and supporting a racist system. I generally think it‘s because I look white and when I do this I have to 1. Confront them, 2. Deal with their (negative) reaction 3. Fight with them about my “right” to speak to this issue 4. Fight with them about how their denial of my race and experiences is a form of racism and so on. So this passage spoke to me
Because white people hear the word “racism” and think you‘re talking about biased individual acts perpetrated by bad people when in reality, you‘re talking about the systemic narratives of white people‘s beliefs, appearance, rules, laws, etc being the “default setting” and thus reinforcing our status and privilege and othering everyone who doesn‘t fit that standard. Which was set up by us, so …
Very good book. It has helped me see more deeply the racism around me and in me. I want to do better. Thankful for the author and her powerful words.
What an informative and insightful book. I know I should return it because there are several holds after me, but I kind of want to listen to it again.
I learned things about myself during this book. I very much recommend it.
I am very far from the first person to say so on Litsy or elsewhere, but this really feels like an essential read. No matter how compassionate or progressive or woke we white people might think we are, we all often behave in ways that perpetuate racial inequality. DiAngelo provides great tips for ditching our defensiveness, confronting our ingrained racist thought and behavior patterns, and for actively striving to be antiracist.
This book is just brilliant. The quote above sums up something I‘ve been thinking about a lot recently.
Bath bomb is Lush‘s Kitsune and it smells and feels amazing. 🛁 🧼 🛀 💣 🍊 🐱☄️🧽
Wish I could get all the white people in the US to read this.
I can‘t wait until the weekend: books and bath bombs! 🛁 🧼 🛀 📚 📖 💣
I really wish I was back in Mexico, reading on a day bed, rather than here. Work was poo, than I went to the dentist, who accidentally numbed the wrong side of my mouth! She realised her error and did the correct side before starting any actual work, but I ended up having three injections instead of just one. To add insult to injury, I drooled all the way home! 🤤 ☀️ 🇲🇽 💩 🦷 📚 📖 🏖 🏝
I finished the last couple of books that I was ambling through and then had major TBR paralysis and couldn‘t decide what to go for next. I‘ve decided on this, as I‘ve been reading lots of history books recently and thought it was time for a change. The hot chocolate is peanut butter flavour from Whittard and it‘s magical. 🥜 ☕️ 📚 🍫 😋
I switched jobs a year ago and went from a library with 6 poc out of a staff of 10 to a library where I am the only person of color in our staff of 12. Needless to say it‘s been a huge adjustment, I definitely took my previous colleagues and our shared experiences for granted. This book is putting some things into perspective and helping me to remember that I‘m not being overly sensitive. Also, micro aggressions are a thing.
Required reading for all white people!
This arrived this afternoon, which is very exciting as it‘s been on my Amazon wish list for a long time! I might start it tonight, depending on how far I get with my ‘Hourly Histories‘
Weekend reading! Balancing the serious with fluff.
An uncomfortable (and that‘s a very good thing) read. Flows seamlessly into my Current read How to be an Antiracist.
Finished, after many rereads and much highlighting and tabs. This book reinforced a lot of what I learned in college while earning my Sociology degree but like Robin mentioned, you're never done learning. There was also a lot of new information. I can see how this could be hard for some people to read this but I promise it's worth it. Go in with an open mind. I'm looking forward to checking out the Further Reading section 4⭐ #24in48 #00h29m
Wow! This was an uncomfortable but very important read. I have so much to think about and unpack. I highly recommend this one!
Drop everything and read this book.
Everyone. Read. This.
#30junebooks - day 19 - reading place. One of my most frequent reading places is my car! I love audiobooks, and they make drives so much more fun. •
(Also, guys, WHITE FRAGILITY is wrecking me. I‘ve read a lot about social justice in the last few years, and racial reconciliation is important to me, but ooooof this book is hitting painfully close to home.) 💔❤️
Reading this book on Juneteenth feels very appropriate. I could quote from it all day, but here is one I made a bookmark of in my audiobook. “My race is unremarkable. I belong, when I turn on the tv, read bestselling novels, and watch blockbuster movies. I belong, when I walk past the magazines racks at the grocery store or drive past billboards. I belong...” #howjessreadsin2019 #juneteenth #whitefragility
Pictured are my two 5-star reads for May
This month was a strange reading month (read more: http://readingenvy.blogspot.com/2019/05/books-read-may-2019-118-133.html)...
Books read: 16
DNF (not included in this list): 6
Personal copy: 3
Library copy: 6
Review copy: 7
Asia 2019 project: 1
Readalong or group reads: 2
Tournament of Books Summer Camp: 1
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Helpful both for examining my own behavior and for having the words and context to hold others accountable, especially older folks. A quick read.
I've spent the last month discussing this book in a Goodreads group. I feel like it should be required reading for all white people. DiAngelo ends the book with very practical ideas that I found very useful.
Finished this last night. I never heard the term “white woman tears” before and it struck a cord. Loved this passage. Anyway. Read this book.
Our June book of the month is White Fragility: Why It‘s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo. This is sure to inspire challenging yet necessary conversations in our discussion group and I‘m looking forward to it.
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True story. Read up, buttercup.
Absolutely essential reading for white people who want to be less racist. I‘ve been looking for a book like this for SO long and I think every white person could benefit from reading it. It made me think about myself and my reactions to things a lot in a way that I hope will be useful making me a more useful anti-racist person going forward, and I feel much more empowered and able to discuss racist behaviour with other white people now.
Highly recommend this book to any and all white people
This book that asks quite simply what do you believe and why, and asks you to look honestly at yourself and your own internal biases and resistance to the notion that yes, you might be racist, prejudiced, biased, etc, no matter how well-intentioned. If you refuse to see or acknowledge that there‘s a problem, you are part of the problem. Social and cultural forces reinforce certain views, and if we want true progress we need new vision.
Some people live in racially isolated areas, so their understanding of people who don‘t look like them is drawn from film, television, and books. If we rely on stereotypes or negative imagery, it‘s harmful long term. All Muslims are not terrorists, all Latinx people aren‘t illegal immigrants, all black people aren‘t lazy, etc. At the end of the day, most of us want the same things, we just don‘t always agree on how to achieve them.