Though I don’t agree with this post. I’m open to discussions. I’m simply copying and pasting my comments to the author. Jess, I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with you. I have taught in one of the most racist counties in the USA for almost twenty years and I can attest that “white fragility” is indeed a thing. I have witnessed this fragility from my white in-laws and in the beginning of the relationship with my husband, co-workers, friends that have come and gone. The theory may be flawed as you have presented based on the way science is structured, but it doesn’t mean that the entire premise is trash and worth throwing away. Likewise, there are so many things that science just can’t prove or support. Here are some examples:
1. Science doesn’t make moral judgments.
2. Science doesn’t make aesthetic judgments.
3. Science doesn’t tell you how to use scientific knowledge.
4. Science doesn’t draw conclusions about supernatural explanations.
How many people (aside from white nationalists) will openly admit their racist ideologies for a study? How many people are even aware of their own biases and are actively trying to destroy them? That said, what was your purpose for writing this with so little background knowledge and context? You even mention that as an introduction to your post. What’s going on? Here’s what is going on in a little slice of my world. You’re always welcome to visit: https://adaratrosclair.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/am-i-your-beard/
I want to preface this by saying that I am by no means an expert or someone that can speak on behalf of white or black people.
I only wish to share what I’ve learnt. As part of the recent wave of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, I’ve seen a lot of people recommending Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility in good faith, often without having read it, trusting that it is a well-researched resource. It is not.
All these points come from Jonathan Church’s article in Areo Magazine.
1. Robin DiAngelo Claims She Is a Sociologist
She claims that “As a sociologist, I am quite comfortable generalizing” when in fact sociologists are typically wary of generalisations.
Her astonishing claims include making sweeping generalisations, reading only from scholarship in her profession that has led her to making some inaccurate readings of history, and…
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