#13: Emotional Work for White People

Why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? Danielle and José talk about white fragility—the idea that white folks are emotionally fragile, and blow up or shut down, when it comes to talking about race. Danielle offers some ideas about why she and so many of her fellow white people have such a tough time, (they’re terrified of being called a racist, for example), and what they should do about it.

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