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  • White Fragility

  • 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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 698
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 686

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people" (Claudia Rankine). 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 meaningful cross-racial dialogue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

Loved the candid and real conversation!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-18

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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 144

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and Hilarious!

  • By Fylynne on 07-14-16

Not what I expected

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

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.