I had the rare opportunity to interview one of the foremost thought leaders in the equity and inclusion movement. Dr. Robin DiAngelo, (who coined the term "white fragility") shared some deep insights about the struggle for equity and some great tools for even the most daunted person to take the first step in owning their privilege and using that power to change the system from the inside. Don't miss it!
More about Dr DiAngelo:
Dr. DiAngelo is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. In addition, she holds two Honorary Doctorates. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She is the co-author of the award-winning textbook Is Everyone Really Equal?: Key concepts in Critical Social Justice Education. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, where it remained for over three years and has been translated into 12 languages. It has now been adapted for young adults. Her follow-up book, released in June of 2021, is: Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm. Her work or interviews have been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NPR, PBS, and The BBC, among many other forums. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant, educator and facilitator for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice
Recommended reading and resources:
Dr Robin DiAngelo - The Facilitator's Guide for White Affinity Groups: Strategies for Leading White People in an Anti-Racist Practice
Caprice Hollands - Inside out