White Fragility (book)

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White Fragility
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AuthorRobin DiAngelo
CountryUnited States
PublisherBeacon Press
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White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is a 2018 non-fiction book written by Robin DiAngelo.[1][2]


A book on challenging racism by working against and understanding what the author terms "white fragility", a reaction in which white people feel attacked or offended when the topic of racism arises. The book discusses many different aspects and manifestations of white fragility that DiAngelo personally encountered in her work as a diversity and inclusion training facilitator.


  1. ^ Waldman, Katy (July 23, 2018). "A Sociologist Examines the "White Fragility" That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism". The New Yorker.
  2. ^ Chotiner, Isaac (August 2, 2018). "Why White Liberals Are So Unwilling to Recognize Their Own Racism". Slate.