White-people Fragility

BrownArmy

Well-Known Member
"In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable patterns: they will insist that they “were taught to treat everyone the same,” that they are “color-blind,” that they “don’t care if you are pink, purple, or polka-dotted.” They will point to friends and family members of color, a history of civil-rights activism, or a more “salient” issue, such as class or gender. They will shout and bluster. They will cry. In 2011, DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” to describe the disbelieving defensiveness that white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged—and particularly when they feel implicated in white supremacy. Why, she wondered, did her feedback prompt such resistance, as if the mention of racism were more offensive than the fact or practice of it?"
 

Operational needs

Virescit Vulnere Virtus
"In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable patterns: they will insist that they “were taught to treat everyone the same,” that they are “color-blind,” that they “don’t care if you are pink, purple, or polka-dotted.” They will point to friends and family members of color, a history of civil-rights activism, or a more “salient” issue, such as class or gender. They will shout and bluster. They will cry. In 2011, DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” to describe the disbelieving defensiveness that white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged—and particularly when they feel implicated in white supremacy. Why, she wondered, did her feedback prompt such resistance, as if the mention of racism were more offensive than the fact or practice of it?"
It reminds me of the black fragility that quickly comes out if a white person says anything negative about black people. The white person is automatically labeled a racist. It doesn’t matter if the person makes the same comment about a white person, they’re still racist.

Or the black fragility that is offended by every little thing whether it was meant to be offensive or not.
 

The Profit

Well-Known Member
Social conditioning created by do-gooders. Please stop wanting to rescue folks that are fine the way they are.

Let me give you an equivalent. How often do your kids follow through on those long-winded parent speeches? But I bet you they're listening when they come to you for advice.
 

Jones

fILE A GRIEVE!
Staff member
The whole thing is a joke. A little band of chubby incels being led through the streets of Boston by Milo Yiannopoulos is supposed to represent "straight pride"? Sure buddy.

fyi, if this thread ends up like the last one on this topic it's getting locked.
 

vantexan

Well-Known Member
"In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form predictable patterns: they will insist that they “were taught to treat everyone the same,” that they are “color-blind,” that they “don’t care if you are pink, purple, or polka-dotted.” They will point to friends and family members of color, a history of civil-rights activism, or a more “salient” issue, such as class or gender. They will shout and bluster. They will cry. In 2011, DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” to describe the disbelieving defensiveness that white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged—and particularly when they feel implicated in white supremacy. Why, she wondered, did her feedback prompt such resistance, as if the mention of racism were more offensive than the fact or practice of it?"
In other words we need to accept liberal labels of us as racists no matter what we do in our lives. Any resistance to that is, well, racist.
 

vantexan

Well-Known Member
It reminds me of the black fragility that quickly comes out if a white person says anything negative about black people. The white person is automatically labeled a racist. It doesn’t matter if the person makes the same comment about a white person, they’re still racist.

Or the black fragility that is offended by every little thing whether it was meant to be offensive or not.
The only white people that are good people are the ones that attack other whites as racists 24/7.
 
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