White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
This fall we will be diving into tough and important issues in our community. Let's begin the conversation! Join us on Wednesday evenings in September at 7pm as we read and discuss White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. At this time, it will be a Zoom discussion.
DiAngelo defines White Fragility as: "a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue."
White Fragility is available on Amazon and other online booksellers. Please let Nancy in the office know you plan to read the book. May God bless our reading and the conversations to follow. May it be a transforming experience of self-and community-reflection as we seek to work for racial justice. We hope this study will help us to better talk about race with confidence and humility.
When: Wednesday evenings in September
Where: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
Cost: Free (except for cost of book)
Organizer: Kate Morgan
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