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- Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
- By: Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson - foreword
- Narrated by: Amy Landon
- Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term "white fragility" in 2011, and since then it's been invoked by critics from Samantha Bee to Charles Blow. "White fragility" refers to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially. These include emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors including argumentation and silence. In this book, DiAngelo unpacks white fragility, explaining the underlying sociological phenomena. She'll draw on examples from her work and scholarship, as well as from the culture at large, to address fundamental questions.
Good book but...
- By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18
Loved the candid and real conversation!!!
I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. I had an idea based on the summary and reviews but still, how would the author speak her truth and how much truth would it be. Well, for me, it was enough to keep me engaged throughout it all. I couldn’t stop listening. I wouldn’t stop listening. Finally a white person, addressing white people, on the the reality of race. It does exist. You do play a role. Having a black friend does not eliminate you. White fragility exists. I have recommended this book to a few people already and will continue to do so.
Thanks Robin for your honesty.
Black Man, White House
- An Oral History of the Obama Years
- By: D. L. Hughley
- Narrated by: Mia Barron, Cherise Boothe, Ron Butler, and others
- Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
From legendary comedian D. L. Hughley comes a bitingly funny send-up of the Obama years, as "told" by the key political players on both sides of the aisle. What do the Clintons, Republicans, fellow Democrats, and Obama's own family really think of President Barack Obama? Finally, the truth is revealed in this raucously funny "oral history" parody.
Clever and Hilarious!
- By Fylynne on 07-14-16
Not what I expected
Love DL Hughley straightforward political views and humor however this book was sometimes hard to follow. Its basically skits of different times of the Obama Years. It would be best as a short film.