Skip to comments.On “White Fragility”
Posted on 06/28/2020 6:38:16 PM PDT by Rummyfan
A core principle of the academic movement that shot through elite schools in America since the early nineties was the view that individual rights, humanism, and the democratic process are all just stalking-horses for white supremacy. The concept, as articulated in books like former corporate consultant Robin DiAngelos White Fragility (Amazons #1 seller!) reduces everything, even the smallest and most innocent human interactions, to racial power contests.
Its been mind-boggling to watch White Fragility celebrated in recent weeks. When it surged past a Hunger Games book on bestseller lists, USA Today cheered, American readers are more interested in combatting racism than in literary escapism. When DiAngelo appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon gushed, I know everyone wants to talk to you right now! White Fragility has been pitched as an uncontroversial road-map for fighting racism, at a time when after the murder of George Floyd Americans are suddenly (and appropriately) interested in doing just that. Except this isnt a straightforward book about examining ones own prejudices. Have the people hyping this impressively crazy book actually read it?
DiAngelo isnt the first person to make a buck pushing tricked-up pseudo-intellectual horseshit as corporate wisdom, but she might be the first to do it selling Hitlerian race theory. White Fragility has a simple message: there is no such thing as a universal human experience, and we are defined not by our individual personalities or moral choices, but only by our racial category.
(Excerpt) Read more at taibbi.substack.com ...
“DiAngelo isnt the first person to make a buck pushing tricked-up pseudo-intellectual horseshit as corporate wisdom, but she might be the first to do it selling Hitlerian race theory.”
If you want to find fragility, look no further than people who need and seek victim status. Among that group is concentrated the most pathetic and needful examples of humanity that have ever walked the earth.
The main concepts of our founding was
1) Our rights come from God
The left is the process of destroying this. I’m beginning to wonder if Khrushchev was right.
Some of the elite schools (Yale, Brown, etc.) were founded by slave traders and their families.
Why don't they ever talk about that?
>>The books most amazing passage concerns the story of Jackie Robinson:
>>The story of Jackie Robinson is a classic example of how whiteness obscures racism by rendering whites, white privilege, and racist institutions invisible. Robinson is often celebrated as the first African American to break the color line
>>While Robinson was certainly an amazing baseball player, this story line depicts him as racially special, a black man who broke the color line himself. The subtext is that Robinson finally had what it took to play with whites, as if no black athlete before him was strong enough to compete at that level. Imagine if instead, the story went something like this: Jackie Robinson, the first black man whites allowed to play major-league baseball.
Blurring the Color Line: How Cuban Baseball Players Led to the Racial Integration of Major League Baseball
This article was written by Stephen R. Keeney
This article was published in the The National Pastime: Baseball in the Sunshine State (Miami, 2016)
Rafael Almeida and Armando Marsans, who played for the Cincinnati Reds 36 years before Jackie Robinson came along, should be credited with crashing the color barrier.
Six years before Cincinnati, Marsans and Almeida played “Negro baseball” in the United States as 1905 members of the integrated All Cubans. Marsans also played Negro league baseball in 1923 for the Cuban Stars (Riley, 514).
SO WELL PUT!
>>Yet these ideas are taking America by storm. The movement that calls itself antiracism I think it deserves that name a lot less than pro-lifers deserve theirs and am amazed journalists parrot it without question is complete in its pessimism about race relations. It sees the human being as locked into one of three categories: members of oppressed groups, allies, and white oppressors.
If so-called “antiracists” don’t call out the antisemitism of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, “antifa”, and BLM then their claims of being “antiracist” are a fraud.
“Michael Korenberg, the chair of the board at the University of British Columbia, was forced to resign for liking tweets by Dinesh DSouza and Donald Trump.
“What about Latino electrical worker Emmanuel Cafferty, fired after a white activist took a photo of him making an OK symbol (it was described online as a white power sign)?
“How about Sue Schafer, the heretofore unknown graphic designer the Washington Post decided to out in a 3000-word article for attending a Halloween party two years ago in blackface (a failed parody of a different blackface incident involving Megyn Kelly)? She was fired, of course. How was this news? Why was ruining this persons life necessary?”
The “I’m a victim” pity card is the sociopath’s favorite card.
It’s how they do their grifting leaving a wake of destruction behind them.
This is a movement of sociopaths, by sociopaths for sociopaths.
White fragility? Of course we’re *all* fragile...every person...every *being*...on earth.I’m not more,or less,fragile than any of the other 7 billion people on earth.
The writer of the article was often veering from unintelligible to boring.
This book sounds horrible, and I doubt seriously that it is #1 in sales without “some rich libtard” buying bulk.
What about Latino electrical worker Emmanuel Cafferty, fired after a white activist took a photo of him making an OK symbol (it was described online as a white power sign)?
We (some) have decided that cracking your knuckle outside of your car is racist.
I’m beginning to wonder if we are too stupid to exist.
Matt Taibibi wrote this? Its the best article I have seen on this yet.
No they're not. They are taking twatter and fakebook by storm. Big difference. Most of the normal people don't even know this crap exists, unless they have kin in college.
Ive already seen in permeate corporate America, such as indicated in the article.
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