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Conversation on White Fragility: What Can We Do?
By Mary Gunn
Posted on 7/23/2020 10:25 PM

Robin DiAngelo’s book, “White Fragility: Why It Is Hard for White People to Talk About Race,” has been at the top of the bestseller lists for two years. It is direct and can often be uncomfortable for white persons to read. But that may be a good thing, because white people need to move beyond their comfort zones in order to make necessary change on the topic of race.



Download these slides  from the Conversation, including definitions of racism, white fragility and white privilege.





View this video of Dr. DeAngelo explaining why "I'm Not a Racist" is only half the story.





View this video of Dr. DeAngelo sharing 3 ways white people can challenge white fragility.
  1. Understand what it means to be white
  2. Change your understanding of racism
  3. Practice humility coupled with accountability

Possible action steps...



Watch this video tribute to John Lewis.

Sign this petition to rename Edmund Pettus Bridge, a known racist, after Congressman John Lewis, a champion of civil rights.

Go to this website -- John Lewis: Good Trouble -- to register voters and fight voter suppression.
 

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