White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin DiAngelo

Tuesday, February 26, 7:00pm | Great Hall, Memorial Union Add to calendar 2019-02-26 19:00:00 2019-02-26 18:00:00 America/Chicago White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism - Robin DiAngelo Great Hall, Memorial Union

Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility and Is Everyone Really Equal, has had a profound influence on the national discourse on race. She has facilitated trainings on racial and social justice issues for more than 20 years and coined the term “white fragility” in 2011. DiAngelo will discuss her concept of how white Americans are unknowingly socialized to be highly sensitive to and defensive in situations involving race – that is, racially “fragile.” She also emphasizes the perspectives and skills white people need to build in order to engage more constructively across race. Dr. DiAngelo is affiliate faculty at the University of Washington College of Education.