White Fragility Online Book Discussion

Join us for thoughtful conversation ONLINE to discuss Robin J. DiAngelo’s book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.” Discussions will be held every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. This will be a collaboration between First Church, Akron and First Christian Church, Cuyahoga Falls with the weekly conversations facilitated by Rev. Nanette Pitt and Rev. Debbie Saxe.

Please RSVP by 5pm each Wednesday to receive a link to join the conversation. Each week’s conversation will begin at 7pm. At 7:15pm, the group will close to latecomers. We appreciate your understanding given the nature of the conversation.

About the book:
In White Fragility, 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.

Copies can be sourced from your favorite bookseller. We hope that you will join the discussion!

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