We will be reading and discussing the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo over six consecutive weeks.
As a white person, the primary goal is not to learn how racism impacts people of color. Instead, the primary goal of the study group is to recognize how the system of racism shapes your life, how you uphold that system, and how you might interrupt it.
As a person of color, the study group will hopefully validate your lived experiences and offer some helpful insight into the challenges of trying to talk to white people about racism. While the primary focus of the text is on the role that white people play within the system of racism, people of color are exposed to the same messages and must also consider how those messages have impacted them and the resultant role they may play.