White Fragility - Dr. Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility

By Dr. Robin DiAngelo

  • Release Date: 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
Score: 3.5
From 2,492 Ratings


The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.


  • Oh the irony

    By wattledaub
    It’s ironic.
  • Garbage

    By Haloisthebest123
    Polite racist crap from a deranged liberal who looks for any excuse to blame their failures on someone else
  • A much needed experience

    By amill2013
    As a multiracial human, reading this book gave me hope. There were moments that were even hard for myself to read, but the lessons were far too powerful to not push through through the discomfort. Not only has this book opened conversation and sparked hope in myself, but in the people that I surround myself with. This book has been used as a tool to mend relationships through education, recognition and accountability. I’m grateful this book exists and I look forward to more from this author.
  • Textbookish

    By rockonjd
    Heavy at times,good read
  • Laughable logic

    By Jpjay13
    Circular reasoning that’s extremely light on truth. One line that stuck out was when DiAngelo stated that “white, liberal, intellectual, coastal progressives are the most bigoted, the most harmful, the greatest threat to racial equality.” That sounded spot on….but the rest was just whiny, fact free rhetoric designed to wear like a hair shirt for racist liberals who would rather point fingers at the right rather than own their own depravity.
  • Cashing in on Race.

    By Beaverhat
    Another White person cashing in on race. What’s the chances that this woman knows anything about the African American experience, but she does understand CASH.
  • Divisive and opinionated

    By understand2accept
    Extremely biased. Very very unintelligent and closed minded. A person Can have 15 degrees and be very measurably smart and educated. True intelligence is the ability to view things from multiple different perspectives, ability to compare and contrast any two things. Intellectuals acknowledge similarities in every person as well as the differences. Simple minded thinking creates division and clique mindsets that allow people to use one difference (even unchangeable and not chosen like race) to continue to keep people divided and progressing as a society. Grow the f*€# up please.
  • Wow (and I mean that in the worst way)

    By Gucci Guardian
    This book makes me feel like my most unique trait that I have to offer is my skin color, and I am a person of color.
  • Nice instruction

    By The Joelest
    Good read. It’s not over critical, just honest. You are a person, and the book is aware of that. Just be you’re best.
  • Enlightening and interesting perspective

    By goldenlotus
    It made some very good points. always willing to expand and find new ways of understanding racism and how it can be dismantled. I challenge individuals to read this book and John McWhorter’s new book “Woke Racism”, both very differing but essential books on racism in America.