White Fragility 101

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    I'm sure you've seen me use the term a few times, if not, you may have seen this term used elsewhere.

    Here's a discussion between a white podcaster and the white author, Robin DiAngelo, "White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism", who coined this term back in 2011.

    "White Fragility 101" | Crooked Media

    The author explains what white fragility is, and the impact that it has on all white people and white progressives in particular: “One of the things that can trigger white fragility is generalizing about white people.”

    It goes into many other aspects of this and is quite an accurate and informative discussion.

    If you're open to the discourse, it's a good listen.

    Let me know your thoughts once you do.
     
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    Might have something to do with immediately calling white people racists at the slightest provocation. Frankly, I am immune to the bs. Set goals, work hard to achieve them and don't let others pull you down.
     
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    I'd LOVE to get your feedback after listening to the short discussion saveliberty. What do you say?
     
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    Oh, okay, you asked really nice. :)
     
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    See? I'm not so bad. :afro:
     
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    I made it to 10:16. Neither of these two women appear to be racist, but feel a need to change their viewpoint to compensate for their race. They make several generalizations and stereotypical comments, along with a strong need to put a label on everyone.

    Life is not that hard, treat people decently and get to know them before making a judgement on friend or foe. Apologizing for others is wrong, it assumes you are morally or ethically superior.

    I disagree with many of your positions Marcatl, but I respect where you are coming from and that you do it in a straightforward and honest manner.
     
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    Try again.

    I think you can do it.

    They're not apologizing, their recognizing.

    Listen again, you're almost there.
     
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    If you're open to the discourse, it's a good listen.Let me know your thoughts once you do.

    sure you do marc....only if its something you agree with...
     
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    So what did you think of that discussion via the link in my OP Harry Dresden?
     
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    if it walks like a duck marc.....
     
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