White Fragility

Sociology (Humanities), 2011

One woman’s total surprise that people don’t react too well to being slandered as racist on account of the melanin levels of their skin.

A new buzzphrase-on-rotation featured heavily from the paper of the same name published by Robin DiAngelo in the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy in 2011, and later in her 2018 book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”. A professor in hilariously-named “Whiteness Studies”.