The Fantasy World of White Fragility

The Atlantic
July 17, 2020

Robin DiAngelo’s 2018 book White Fragility tops the bestseller lists. It claims white people are inherently racist, inculcated from birth by their “white privilege.” Writing in The Atlantic, John McWhorter finds that White Fragility trades in bizarre claims, calls the book itself “racist” and reproaches the author for her dehumanizing condescension toward black people.

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