United Methodist Church of Lenox
Saturday, September 26, 2020
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Adult Christian Education

Books are provided without a charge. The public is invited to attend. Let us reserve a book for you by using contact
or calling the church office at 413.445.5918

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD LIVE AT THE CHURCH AND ON ZOOM !
 
SUNDAY MORNINGS, STARTING OCTOBER 4th
11:15 am
6 HOLMES ROAD, LENOX
 
 
 

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), antiracist 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.