Book Discussion – White Fragility

We are currently holding a book discussion on White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. When we are done, many of us will be donating our copies to the Little Free Library.

Anyone is welcome to join us on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm. Join us on Zoom

Here are the final week’s discussion questions, if you want to prepare:

Where do we go from here?

  1. The author states that it isn’t enough for white people to be nice and that, in fact, racisms perpetuation depends on people being “nice.” How does “niceness” support the status quo?
  2. How would you respond to a white person who said “you just want me to feel bad and guilty about something that I ha nothing to do with?”
  3. What parts of the book yielded the most surprising or unsettling aspects of white fragility to you? Did these revelations change your perspective in any way (and, if so, how)?
  4. Do you feel that this book adequately addressed the questions or perceptions you had or have about race relations in the United States? Why or why not?
  5. What kinds of changes do you think you will make in your life as a result of reading this book? Are there some that seem pointless or daunting? Is the way more clear or more cloudy?
  6. What commitment should we make as a faith community to address issues of anti-racism?

Questions from other weeks:

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