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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Book Club: White Fragility by Robin D'Angelo

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Book Club: White Fragility by Robin D'Angelo

Join the EDI book club to discuss Robin D'Angelo's book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism with other interested library staff. 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. In this in-depth exploration, anti-racist educator Robin DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what can be done to engage more constructively.

If you cannot attend in person, or would like to continue this conversation online, please join the RI EDI Book Club on Goodreads.

If any reasonable accommodation is needed to ensure equal access or participation, contact the Office of Library and Information Services at (401) 574-9300 not less than three (3) business days in advance of the meeting or program date. More advanced notice is highly advisable.

Related LibGuide: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by Nicolette Baffoni

Thursday, November 21, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Warwick Public Library
Event Type:
OLIS Continuing Education
  Equity, Diversity and Inclusion  
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