White Fragility and Getting White People to Talk About Racism

"I have had quite a number of people ask my opinion about this book [Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism] ... I am going to provide a kind of summary of its contents and then, in a second article, discuss whether it is a helpful resource for Christians. I primarily want to consider the 'story' DiAngelo is telling." - Challies

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Ed Vasicek's picture

When White People admit their racisism and repent of it, they are fired.  That's what happened to Paul Dean at Food Network.

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Bert Perry's picture

I googled Ms. Deen, and she still seems to have a few restaurants open, and her cookware/cookbooks are still widely available.  Yes, she took it on the chin from many of her sponsors, but she still seems to be doing well.  Might be an object lesson--sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas, regarding her former deals with Target, Kmart, and the like.  Big box stores will use you and lose you, and force you tell sell junk under your own name.

I would dare suggest that if more people repented of past racism publicly, it would be harder and harder to justify "cancel" culture regarding them.  It would become too obvious who the unrepentant racists were.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

TylerR's picture


I'm writing my way through a review of a CRT primer. One article per chapter. First one is here. Next will be in a few weeks. I must finish my Bostock series, first.

Tyler is a pastor in Olympia, WA and works in State government.

David R. Brumbelow's picture

When a race activist says we should have a dialogue about race, he usually means he wants to have a monologue.  He gives his views, and white people, especially if they have conservative views, should sit down, shut up, and listen - and like it. 

When is the last time you heard a discussion of racism and had conservative views fairly represented? 

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago, and a racist today.”  -Thomas Sowell


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