Read and Resist Book Club: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
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Sun September 23 at 1:00 PM, LGBT Center - Room 302
208 W 13th St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Read and Resist is a monthly book club featuring books relevant to the Resistance. Our sixth meeting will be a discussion of "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. We will have coffee and donuts at the book club. We are meeting in Room 302 from 1-3pm at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center.
In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’” (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

The LGBT Center is wheelchair accessible via an elevator.

The book can be purchased online at Beacon, and is available at NYC book stores

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If you have any questions or comments, please email readandresistnyc@gmail.com.
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