You're Black and keep to yourself that it treats you like a toddler. You're non-Black and keep to yourself that it feels like racism in a new bottle. Time for truth on this dangerous little book. And many of you will guess which book I'm getting to next!
Always read . White Fragility oozes with "an elaborate and pitilessly dehumanizing condescension toward Black people. The sad truth is that anyone falling under its sway ... has been taught how to be racist in a whole new way."
⁩As I keep saying, the woke/anti-racists are racist ⁦⁦⁩ CALLS IT OUT in White Fragility “Her answer to white fragility, in other words, entails an elaborate and pitilessly dehumanizing condescension toward Black people”
. lays bare the Robin DiAngelo fraud--a social justice shakedown--but it's important to consider consequences. One is that we will cease to even resemble a union if her ideology rules. Identity politics unmakes a unifying American identity
"DiAngelo breezily decries the American higher-education system, in which, she says, no one ever talks about racism." McWhorter, skeptical: "An education curriculum neglecting racism in our times would be about as common as a home unwired for electricity."
From John McWhorter's review of 'White Fragility'. I think it is fair to say he is not a fan of the book.
"Despite the sincere intentions of its author," says of "White Fragility," "the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us."
"Her answer to white fragility...entails an elaborate and pitilessly dehumanizing condescension toward Black people...Anyone falling under the sway...has been taught how to be racist in a whole new way." on Robin DiAngelo
"...anyone falling under the sway of this blinkered, self-satisfied, punitive stunt of a primer has been taught, by a well-intentioned but tragically misguided pastor, how to be racist in a whole new way."
Columbia professor John McWhorter utterly demolishes Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” as the dehumanizing catechism of a condescending racist cult rather than the creed of anti-racism. Must-read.
. is not a fan of 'White Fragility,' and explains why here
"Despite the sincere intentions of its author," says of "White Fragility," "the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us."
#WednesdayWisdom -- from 1776 Unites Scholar (and general icon) ! Read more from Prof. McWhorter ✅👏🏿
"the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us" gets it right on Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility, among the other javelins he throws at her thesis.
“𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 is the prayer book for what can only be described as a cult.”
Good god. take a bow, what a public service mic drop this entire article is: "The problem is that White Fragility is the prayer book for what can only be described as a cult."
"Despite the sincere intentions of its author," says of "White Fragility," "the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us."
‘DiAngelo insists that ‘wanting to jump over the personal work and get to ‘solutions”’ is a ‘foundation of white fragility’… the whole point is the suffering. Note the scare quotes around ‘solutions’, as if wanting such a thing were somehow ridiculous’
"White Fragility is, in the end, a book about how to make certain educated white readers feel better about themselves."[email protected]
If you can bear to read another take-down of White Fragility. I mean, it is John McWhorter, so you know it’s going to be good.
What the book White Fragility reveals. One of your most insightful essays ever The accusation of "racist" is unfalsifiable. Like an accusation of "witch": denial = confirmation, affirmation = confirmation. Either way you're guilty.
is not impressed, to put it mildly, with White Fragility
John McWhorter in the Atlantic
White Fragility relies, ironically, on "a depiction of Black people as endlessly delicate poster children." It aims "to make certain educated white readers feel better about themselves." is really not interested in being put on a pedestal.
"By the end, DiAngelo has white Americans muzzled, straitjacketed, tied down, and chloroformed for good measure—but for what?"
"[P]retty much anything [white people] say or think is racist and thus antithetical to the good. What end does all this self-mortification serve?"
"Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this supposedly authoritative tome."
‘Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this supposedly authoritative tome. DiAngelo’s book is replete with claims that are either plain wrong or bizarrely disconnected from reality.’
.⁦⁩: “In 2020—as opposed to 1920—I neither need nor want anyone to muse on how whiteness privileges them over me...Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this... tome... Or simply dehumanized us.”
"...I neither need nor want anyone to muse on how whiteness privileges them over me. Nor do I need wider society to undergo teachings in how to be exquisitely sensitive about my feelings."
"Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this supposedly authoritative tome." John McWorter takes a sledgehammer to Robin DiAngelo's obscenely patronising White Fragility nonsense.
“The problem is that White Fragility is the prayer book for what can only be described as a cult.” ~John McWhorter
"DiAngelo’s outlook rests upon a depiction of Black people as endlessly delicate poster children within this self-gratifying fantasy about how white America needs to think—or, better, stop thinking."
How 'White Fragility' Talks Down to Black People - The Atlantic by ⁦
good article by - good on the Atlantic for publishing it
'White Fragility" is a book that called a "racist tract." Difficult to imagine, in any other circumstance, a university training its employees in the methodology of an author whose book was accused of being racist!
I'm chuckling because says much of what I've been saying these last few years, except, as I expected, he says it better than I do.
John McWhorter: "The problem is that White Fragility is the prayer book for what can only be described as a cult."
The whole thing is flames. An absolute bloodbath.
⁦.⁩ slaying with his pen “‘White Fragility’ is, in the end, a book about how to make certain educated white readers feel better about themselves... [It] entails an elaborate & pitilessly dehumanizing condescension toward Black people.“
"When writers who are this sure of their convictions turn out to make a compelling case, it is genuinely exciting. This is sadly not one of those times"
More from McWhorter on DiAngelo's White Fragility: "Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people ... or simply dehumanized us." It teaches white readers "how to be racist in a whole new way."
How 'White Fragility' Talks Down to Black People - The Atlantic
'Despite the sincere intentions of its author, the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us' How 'White Fragility' Talks Down to Black People - The Atlantic
"White Fragility is, in the end, a book about how to make certain educated white readers feel better about themselves. Her answer to white fragility, in other words, entails an elaborate and pitilessly dehumanizing condescension toward Black people."
This is a devastating review of Robin DiAngelo’s 'White Fragility', by ⁦⁩. So many torpedoes strikes I lost count.
. dismantles the patronizing nature of Robin DiAngelo’s "White Fragility".
How 'White Fragility' Talks Down to Black People - The Atlantic - I haven’t read the book this is about but it’s a useful perspective I think
"Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this supposedly authoritative tome. Or simply dehumanized us."
The concept of "white fragility" is functionally equivalent to Freud's notion of "resistance", where rejection of the theory is adduced as evidence in its favor. And if you find that move annoying, that only shows how much fragility/resistance you have!
Good article on how completely blinkered Robin DiAngelo is. I have a point of disagreement though. She isn't well meaning, she's a scam artist (thread)
"Despite the sincere intentions of its author," says of 'White Fragility,' "the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us."
John McWhorter: Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility is a "racist tract" that "diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us." It is "prayer book for what can only be described as a cult."