WHITE PEOPLE ALERT! VERY WHITE CITY OF SEATTLE OFFERS ‘WHITE FRAGILITY’ CLASS FOR ‘white people who have not had develop the stamina needed to tolerate racial stress’, TEACHER ROBIN DiANGELO CHARGES $60 FOR THE FOUR-HOUR WHITE-GUILT CLASS
WHITE PEOPLE ALERT! Can’t get enough of white guilt mentality? Want to check your White Fragility for $60? The City of Seattle The City of Seattle is offering a four-hour class through its Office of Arts and Culture at Northwest African American Museum with Dr. Robin DiAngelo leading the class.
According to its website white fragility is defined as the inability for white people to tolerate racial stress, preventing them from engaging constructively across race.
White people in the U.S. live in a racially insular social environment. Because these racial perspectives are so rarely challenged within this environment, white people have not had to develop the stamina needed to tolerate racial stress. This lack of stamina is the definition of White Fragility. When white people are challenged in cross-racial interactions, White Fragility triggers a range of defensive moves including: argumentation, invalidation, silence, withdrawal and claims of being attacked and unsafe. While these moves are effective at blocking the challenge and regaining a perception of racial equilibrium, they are also damaging to people of color and prevent white people from developing the skills needed to create a racially just society.