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

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Dr. Robin DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. She has numerous publications and books. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, released in 2018 is a major Best Seller and translated into five languages. She was appointed to co-design the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative Anti-Racism training (with Darlene Flynn) and has worked with a wide-range of institutions and organizations In 2020, Dr. DiAngelo is partnering with Education For Racial Equity (ERE), a non-profit organization, are offering half-day workshops and three day anti-racist intense sessions entitled “Seeing the Racial Water” across the United States and Canada.

Education For Racial Equity is a cross-racial and inter-generational non-profit organization committed to illuminating and dismantling the system of white supremacy, globally. Guided by the principles of both Anti-Racism and Anti-Racist activism, we take a multi-faceted approach to systemic change. ERE creates opportunities to develop awareness of the nature and function of whiteness/white supremacy, its impact on all peoples, and how it intersects with other systems of oppression. Our intention is to support integrated and embodied change within ourselves and those who work with us.

FROM:  Education For Racial Equity (ERE) homepage 


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