Skip to comments.The Dehumanizing Condescension of "White Fragility"
Posted on 07/22/2020 4:57:08 PM PDT by wildbill
"The book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us."
(I suspect it was The Atlantic's choice to capitalize "black"; the syndicators of my own column once changed "black" to "Black" because they follow the Associated Press' rules for English.)
"'White Fragility' is the prayer book for what can only be described as a cult."
"A corollary question is why Black people need to be treated the way DiAngelo assumes we do. The very assumption is deeply condescending to all proud Black people."
"Few books about race have more openly infantilized Black people than this supposedly authoritative tome. Or simply dehumanized us."
"Her answer to white fragility, in other words, entails an elaborate and pitilessly dehumanizing condescension toward Black people. The sad truth is that anyone falling under the sway of this blinkered, self-satisfied, punitive stunt of a primer has been taught, by a well-intentioned but tragically misguided pastor, how to be racist in a whole new way."
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Prof. John McWhorter of Columbia University critiques the book "White Fragility" as a cult book that really dehumanizes Blacks. USe as a resource critique
White fragility is a term liberals use to justify their desire to oppress whites.
If you dare object to how whites are being treated, then you are contemptuously described as “fragile”.
The soft bigotry of low expectations.
Meanwhile, these idiot blacks are offended by the term “master bedroom.”
What about “black fragility?”
Woke liberals are the very definition of white fragility.
Yes and then overridden. That’s how liberals do things. They define what they want to do to you and then write you off when you object and do it to you anyway.
Sorry McWhorter. You revealed yourself to be no better than the white womyn that wrote this book.
It is time to begin reframing and using the very words and names they use to define White Men.
When told about fragile white males, I totally agree that they are very fragile and dangerous beings, and just imagine how terrifying it would be if their “White cultural values” of self control and restraint were to ever be shattered.
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