We now have a full team of staff on site to handle book orders for customers. We continue to deliver to schools throughout the summer holidays, but if you’d prefer us to hold on to your books until term begins let us know. If you have any queries about an order please email us at hello@peters.co.uk

Close
Sorry, but you already have a basket with that name. Please use something else.
White Fragility
Centerfold image

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141990569

Publication Date: 2 May 2019

Suitable for: Secondary

The International Bestseller

£7.39

RRP £9.99 Save 26%

Quantity 

ADD TO BASKET

Add to wishlist

  • Our review
  • Details
Notes
Summary

The International Bestseller

Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed out to them that they have done or said something that has - unintentionally - caused racial offence or hurt. But these reactions only serve to silence people of colour, who cannot give honest feedback to 'liberal' white people lest they provoke a dangerous emotional reaction.

Robin DiAngelo coined the term 'White Fragility' in 2011 to describe this process and is here to show us how it serves to uphold the system of white supremacy. Using knowledge and insight gained over decades of running racial awareness workshops and working on this idea as a Professor of Whiteness Studies, she shows us 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, and it is time for all white people to take responsibility for relinquishing their own racial supremacy.

'With clarity and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people." In doing so, she moves our national discussions forward. This is a necessary book for all people invested in societal change' Claudia Rankine

'An important book' Nikesh Shukla

'By turns mordant and then inspirational, an argument that powerful forces and tragic histories stack the deck fully against racial justice alongside one that we need only to be clearer, try harder, and do better' David Roediger, Los Angeles Review of Books

'The value in White Fragility lies in its methodical, irrefutable exposure of racism in thought and action, and its call for humility and vigilance' Katy Waldman, New Yorker

'A vital, necessary, and beautiful book' Michael Eric Dyson

Category
NF
Dewey
305.8
Publisher
Pub. date
2 May 2019
ISBN
9780141990569
BIC code
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
147g
to view levelling information.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Review our cookies information for more details.

More Info