Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
May 24, 2021
White Fragility Episode 3
Play • 39 min

The Book Interrupted women and their fan Squiggy share their personal journals while reading: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how the good/bad binary, white women tears, individualism, colonization, rationalization, and their own behaviours contribute towards racism in our society.

Discussion Points:

  • Making a safe space to talk about racism - getting through the uncomfortable and awkwardness and opening the conversation
  • Reflecting on our own past and present racist behaviours
  • Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism?
  • The good/bad binary
  • White women tears
  • Individualism
  • “People of colour” is an offensive term in some parts of the world 
  • The role of colonization in creating racism
  • White Fragility as a gateway book - start here and learn more after

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

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

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown - Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

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