Not ‘white fragility’ but white Western supremacism



‘Robin DiAngelo says white people are sensitive and easily hurt when they are reminded of their own white privilege.’

‘White Fragility’, Late Night Live, ABC Radio National, 15.08.18

‘Robin DiAngelo is a social justice and anti-racism educator, and she says she specialises in making white people feel uncomfortable.

She argues that the overt racism of people like Queensland Senator Fraser Anning is a smaller part of the problem than we realise. A more pernicious form of racism, she argues, is the lack of consciousness that progressives have about their own white privilege.

Her book is called White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.’


A 1908 postcard welcoming the ‘Great White Fleet’ to Australia


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