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Year Founded:
1902
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Kirsten Sikkelee, CEO
Main Address:
3420 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
Event:

YWCA Book Club: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism

On Thursday, November 19 from 6:00 – 7:30pm we’ll be meeting (virtually) to discuss Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

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.

This book club meeting will be occurring virtually via Zoom. We will send out the link and log in information two days prior to the book club meeting.

Event Type: 

FRIENDraising

Where: 

Virtually
Charlotte, NC 28209
United States

When: 

November 19, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm