“White Fragility” Is A True But Partial Guide To Difficult Racial Conversations

Part 1: What’s True And Useful

Some people love Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility. Others have trashed it. After reading the book and reflecting on it, I think it’s both true and partial. What I mean is this: it embodies several useful perspectives about racial identity and is incomplete. And she’s not alone. Whether we’re talking about the book’s true believers or its fiercest critics, nobody is completely right or entirely wrong. Every perspective has something to offer and…

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Amiel Handelsman

Amiel Handelsman

Executive coach, Dad, husband, reimagining American identity, exploring the anti-race antiracist perspective. Lots more at amielhandelsman.com.