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White Fragility: Book Discussion Series

Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility - Spring 2019 Library Book Discussion, sponsored by ISU Library

Defensive Moves

  • Anger
  • Argumentation
  • Crying
  • Demanding social resources
  • Denial
  • Fleeing the scene
  • Incapacitation 
  • Shutting down
  • Silence: "I can't say anything!"
  • Taking umbrage

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Readings & Discussion Questions


Topic: Triggers, Fragility, and Behaviors

Topic Leader: Susan Vega García

Meeting:  June 20, 1:00-2:00, Rm 304

Please read the following & be prepared to discuss at our meeting:

  • Chapter 7: Racial Triggers for White People -- pages 99-106

  • Chapter 8: The Result: White Fragility -- pages 107-113

  • Chapter 9: White Fragility in Action -- pages 115-122

You can always read more from the book at any time, but these are the Chapters we will focus on in our discussions for today.