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Part 2 of 5: The Power of Change - Dr. Patterson Teaches About White Fragility


Part 2 of 5: The Power of Change

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin Diangelo
Dr. Sheron C. Patterson is the Senior Pastor at The Park United Methodist Church located in historic Hamilton Park [NE Corner of 75 at Forest Lane]. Dr. Patterson is a dynamic speaker, preacher, innovator. She is currently leading a study of White Fragility with numerous regional Methodist pastors. She will bring here insight, knowledge, education, and experience into the book to give us a deep dive.

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), anti racist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

It's another book in our series contemplating change and how we can change. 

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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Central

ZOOM MEETING hosted by the Lake Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Inc
Dallas, TX 75243

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