America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege – Salon.com

America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege – Salon.com.

What a great article…my favorite line:

 Tal Fortgang’s essay—indignant, defensive, beside-the-point, somehow both self-pitying and self-aggrandizing—followed a familiar script.

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2 thoughts on “America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege – Salon.com

  1. “For white people, their identities rest on the idea of racism as about good or bad people, about moral or immoral singular acts, and if we’re good, moral people we can’t be racist – we don’t engage in those acts. This is one of the most effective adaptations of racism over time—that we can think of racism as only something that individuals either are or are not “doing.”

    Wow.

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