WHITE FRAGILITY: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism Robin DiAngelo, Bacon Press, 169p.
Picking up this writing was done with the same purpose as in reading Marx: to understand a different perspective. While it has Marxist undertones, it does Karl a great disservice to equate the two.
I have never read something masquerading as a serious theory so bereft of an argument. DiAngelo’s perspective, while I presume it is made in good faith, fails to propose a single thesis as an argument. There are no proofs, merely a drivel adorned with word salad.
The foundational fallacy is circular or a tautology. This is likely defaming all fallacies by using them as a measurement method.
The author reduces humanity to a binary structure: white and non-white. All whites are racist, as an original sin, and the inability of any white to accept this is proof. This type of dogma works in the realm of cults but not reality. And to take DiAngelo serous requires suspension of reason and an investment of faith.
Like much of the $8 billion “diversity industry,” it also permeates inaccurate and harmful stereotypes of non-whites as weak, helpless, or victims.
She notes, “I believe that white progressives cause the most daily damage to people of color.” Why? Because they think they’ve stopped being racist. And because they’re white, this is impossible. Proof of this might be a mirror for the author.
The more this pile of pages is consumed, the more likely it is to create and further race-based world-views. Sad.