The book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo has been on the lists and lips of readers all over the country. DiAngelo coined the phrase “white fragility” to describe many white people’s insistence that conversations about race be comfortable and non-threatening before they’re able to fully participate.
Some don’t understand the idea at all. Others read the book and report they’re just left with an ambivalent feeling of helplessness about their role in the future of race relations.
African American writer Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo believes we are way beyond holding hands when it comes to talking about race and the timing of this book couldn’t be better. Massey will present her take on the book’s ideas in very practical terms. The goal is to leave audiences, black and white, with clarity and the ability to participate in conversations within their own spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humor, and humility.
$10 good will offering will be gladly accepted.
Bring your copy of the book with you. Support small, local, and black-owned business by buying your copy at Zawadi Books, an independent book store at 1382 Jefferson Ave. near E. Ferry. Hours VERY limited, call first (716)903-6740.