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20 quotes from White Fragility that prove it’s a horribly toxic book and why you should not read it.

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Written by Karlyn Borysenko

The focus of my life since 2012 was to bring sanity back to the work environment, because I believe we spend so much time at work that we shouldn’t be miserable. I have an MBA and a PhD in psychology, specializing in industrial/organizational psychology. I have my own practice - Zen Workplace - where I integrate organizational psychology and positive psychology with mindfulness techniques to help make work better. I’m also the Chief Science Officer of RallyBright, where I work to build high-performing, resilient teams.But that’s not how most people know me. Most people know me as a (now former) Democrat of 20 years who went to a Trump rally. The article I wrote about my experience went viral and garnered 3 million views in the first week. I was featured by Fox News, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, and on dozens of radio shows, podcasts, and YouTube videos.

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  1. Whites are the """norm""" and people of color are a ""'"deviation"""" from that """norm"""? Just a minute…. considering that homo sapiens most likely developed in the Horn of Africa and that mitochondrial DNA shows that the speciation event that gave rise to all modern H. Sapiens happened before expansion out of Africa, wouldn't it be the other way around? That people of color are the "norm" and whites are the "'deviation?"

  2. The author is messed up.
    Her hatred and racism is clearly evident. She needs help.
    This rubbish will damage white black relations coz so many woke white people will readily believe this nonsense. Their woke guilt religion means they have to flaggelate themselves with this stuff.

  3. I've been looking for a review of this book that does more than applaud the content – and I found it with your post here. Thank you for your thorough evaluation (I'm sure you have much more to say as well). Friends and family members have gushed on and on about the book, but I don't get the impression that any of them have actually read it for themselves. I am slow to get on any bandwagon until I have confidence in it's message. This one – not so much.
    I'll be quick to admit to my own racist thoughts and beliefs, but I'm trying my best to update those beliefs with truth. I am fortunate to have lots of friends of other races, and I value them immensely because of who they are and what they bring to our friendship. But to admit that I am somehow deficient (or fragile) is repulsive to me. Poor choice of a title if you ask me.
    Thanks again – and keep researching, talking and sharing. You are appreciated!

  4. The basic premise of the book is fallacy. It is always an error to assign traits to individuals based only on a physical characteristic, particularly something as trivial as skin color. White people are the majority population in the USA. However the author does not distinguish between what is white and what is simply a prerogative of US citizenship. She rebrands majority as supremacy and so renders both an evil through negative connotation. As a consequence, majority rule, representative government, and democracy are all evils that must be abolished. That is the author's veiled perspective on society. The majority must not vote their preference, but embrace all restrictions as dictated by the state. They do want minority rule, but it is rule by autocracy presented under the ruse of counterfeit promises to minority populations.

  5. ‘whites are superior in culture and achievement’ yet our achievements are constantly belittled because we “didn’t have to work as hard as POC” or they were handed to us by the system ? also, I thought white people didn’t have culture?

  6. 18:21 “Emotions are political”? ?

    Me: “Hey, why is that little baby over there crying?”

    Robin: “Probably crying out for what it’s race has collectively done to blacks. Crying out of guilt and self loathing for being a white supremacist.”

    Me: “Gee. Looks to me like the diaper is on the wrong end…on the wrong individual ?”

    Emotions are not inherently political; politics are inherently emotional. It was never supposed to be, but it is. That’s why politics is such an inflammatory and divisive topic, and the fact of the matter is: it always has been. It’s just never reached the proportions that it has today because inflammatory, manipulative language is the Victimcrat party’s most effective (if not their only) tool. This time, they’re breaking the crazy dial in proportions never before witnessed, that’s the primary difference seen here…

  7. 22:21 What bullshit. I spent part of my childhood in Lynwood, Ca. In the 80’s, it was a predominately black neighborhood, not the safest of areas just like any other poor neighborhood irrespective of race. My best friend in 2nd grade was a little girl named Myesha. We would sometimes spend whole days together, sleepovers, she’d come over for lunch or dinner. I was never invited to her place, but never thought much about it, I was never allowed to venture past the yard anyway. One day she stopped coming over. I found out that she did something wrong and was being grounded. I found out where she lived and her mother answered. I guess Myesha told her mother about me, but going by her mother’s reaction, she left out the part that I look white and it was not a positive reaction. In fact, it was one of utter contempt and disgust. That much disgust and contempt. Towards a 7 year old girl, who only wanted to play with and have a friendship with her daughter. It really bewildered me. Later on, I would see Myesha around, but she never stopped in again. In fact, I began to figure out that she was deliberately avoiding my place. I tried asking her what the hell, I just got shrugs and one word answers. She never came over again. I cried, wondering why or what I did wrong. That was my first experience of racism. And it was racism of a black against a white. Oh, but in Robin’s kooky world, my real life experience doesn’t actually exist. And in Robin’s view I shouldn’t be bothered by that because I'm too busy being “PRIVILEGED” right? ? I should be self flagellating myself and self loathe myself for the sin of being born white looking. Racism by proxy (by a black against a white) had poisoned an innocent childhood friendship. You’re right about projection: her racist assumptions of whites only capable of monothink. And conning them into carrying HER OWN baggage. AND making them pay for the “privilege”.

    Of course racism still exists, thanks to people like her who are literally FOMENTING it??‍♀️

  8. Notice also all the use of passive voice: "Black people are perceived as…" Perceived by whom? "White supremacy is taken for granted." Taken for granted by whom? "…all the attention immediately goes to her…" Whose attention? "…humanity has yet to be granted to women of color." Granted by whom? DiAngelo is speaking for herself, not for me.

  9. They are using this book in schools as a mandatory read. I am homeschooling my kids, because of this brainwashing. My kids are not going to be taught that they have “white privilege” and they need “ white guilt” and stop their “ whiteness” and pay for their “white sins”. Yes, I am uses this piece of garbage in their schooling, for a few reasons but not the way to brainwash them like the school wants me to do, First, this book does teach kids not to believe everything you read. Second this book does teach kids to question their value system. Third it teaches kids that anyone including an idiot can a book published and make it to the “Best Seller” list. Wow the “Best Sellers” List must have lowered their standers this year. Fourth, it can be used in a debate. I am going to point out all of the bad points in the book so if some of her friends come to her quoting this garbage she can fight back with facts. Fifth and final reason to make my kids suffer this piece of garbage is to teach the that a book burns at 451 degrees Fahrenheit by setting this piece of garbage on fire. Yes I like doubling up the class. Fire safety is very important in today’s world. Then I can show my kids what the responsible adult does by not passing this garbage on to another person in this world. I will tell the owner of the book what my true thoughts are on this book was, and show them what really happened to their book. I am saving them and others from idiocy type of ideology. So those are the only good things that came from this book.

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