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Book Discussion – White Fragility (hybrid)

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The bi-monthly CCHC book group has selected this New York Times best-selling book that explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. 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 any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.                        – from Amazon.com

This is a hybrid discussion. Onsite participants meet at Chester County History Center. A Zoom link will be provided to virtual participants a few days in advance.

Admission is pay as you wish!

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July 25
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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