Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
May 17, 2021
White Fragility Episode 2
Play • 43 min


The Book Interrupted women, and their fan Squiggy, continue the discussion on their first fan book choice: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Referencing the book and their lives they dive into topics of racism in the education system, politics, and small town Ontario; the controversy of the author being white; the importance of the arts; and how they can keep stumbling forward.



Discussion Points:


  • Education - how can we make change to include more teachers of colour and more diverse experiences and history?
  • Being the only person of colour in a room
  • Familiarity bias and diversity quotas in hiring
  • Keeping sex education limited, keeps men in power
  • Educational system overhaul
  • Residential schools and using school as a weapon
  • More diverse representation in politics
  • How to educate your children about racism
  • Step forward, don’t step back
  • Let’s make it better for all the children
  • The importance of the arts and how they’ve been affected by the pandemic
  • Learning through films, tv, theatre, books
  • Controversy of the author being a white woman
  • Being a good ancestor
  • Everyone is qualified to talk about antiracism, keep stumbling forward



Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:


Book Interrupted Website 

Book Interrupted YouTube Channel

Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

Armchair Expert

Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard

David Chang

Get Out

American History X

Bird Box


Period. End of Sentence. (The Pad Project.)

Boyz n the Hood

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

Layla F. Saad Good Ancestor podcast, episode 11: Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown - Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin Diangelo

Your Parenting Mojo - Episode 87: Talking with children about race, with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

Armchair Expert

CNN “Study: White and black children biased toward lighter skin”

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