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

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DiAngelo, Robin. What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. Rev. NY: Peter Lang, 2012.

Sensoy, Özlem and DiAngelo, Robin. Is Everyone Really Equal?: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. NY: Teachers College Press, 2012. 

DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility:Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. Boston:  Beacon Press, 2018.

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