White Fragility-Beyond The White Echo Chamber
Oct 4th topic: “White Women’s Tears”
In the book White Fragility; Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, the author writes “White women’s tears in cross-racial interactions are problematic for several reasons connected to how they impact others.” Black workshop facilitator Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo, NY, finds many white people confused and stifled by this assertion. In this session, we’ll lay open its reasoning. In preparation, consider this; why is it improper for a woman to wear white as a guest at a wedding?
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Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility has proven to be a cultural touchstone for our time. It is not uncommon in the US, though, that many white people don’t have regular contact with non-white people. Most white people, then, are only discussing race in an “echo chamber” of other white frames of reference—not the most conducive environment for real expanse.
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African American writer Nanette D. Massey of Buffalo, N.Y., believes we are way beyond holding hands when it comes to talking about race. This is your chance to contextualize your questions around race and equity from an unfiltered, real world, lived experience rather than a theoretical framework that only “echoes” back what you think you already know. Massey will present her take on the book’s ideas in frank, practical terms. The goal is to leave audiences with self-clarity and the ability to participate in conversations within their own personal spheres of influence with genuine confidence, humor, and humility.
3:00 PM to 4 :30 PM Eastern
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Central
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Mountain
12 noon to 1:30PM Pacific
11:00 AM to 12:30 Alaska
All are welcome to the session. To be clear, this is not a debate forum. There are places for that and this just isn’t one of them.