A conversation on race, racism, and social change with academic and author Robin DiAngelo & Goldsmiths students from the MA Race, Media and Social Justice
Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence.
Robin DiAngelo coined the term ‘white fragility’ in 2011 to describe the defensiveness that even the most well-meaning white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged. In conversation with Goldsmiths students from the MA Race, Media and Social Justice programme, she talks about how we can start having more honest conversations, listen to each other better and react to feedback with grace and humility. It is not enough to simply hold abstract progressive views and condemn the obvious racists on social media. Change starts with us all at a practical, granular level. It is time for all white people to take responsibility for their role in persistent racial inequality.
Robin DiAngelo is an academic, lecturer and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, and has been an educator and consultant for more than twenty years on issues of racial and social justice.
Hosted by Goldsmiths' Centre for Feminist Resarch and Race Critical Studies Network. This is a free event but you must register through Eventbrite. All welcome.
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