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Black Friend: professionalpeachhunk: [[This is Isaiah Hine’s high school presentation on white fragility. You’re not going to get a simpler explanation, in my opinion, so if you’re white you should really read this. Below are Isaiah’s notes on each slide.]] — What is White Fragility? Robin DiAngelo is a professor at Westfield State University and author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. I’m sure you’ve all seen these ‘defensive moves’ in action before. “I didn’t mean anything by it” “I wasn’t trying to be offensive” “I have a black friend” “Not all white people” People are often more worried about being called a racist than actually doing something racist. In America white people often don’t even have to consider race. They often think of themselves as “raceless” white is conditioned to be the norm and everyone else is considered “raced” or “colored”. White fragility allows white people to govern when and how race is discussed. White people expect to be educated on racism, and in a nice way. — Why Is It A Bad Thing? White people never learn as a result and are allowed to continue saying and doing racist things. White people prefer to hear these things from other white people but because other white people don’t know enough about racism, they cycle continues. When people of color do things like the BLACKLIVESMATTER movement, many white peoples responses were “all lives matter” this is white fragility. Proclaiming that black lives matter does not inherently mean that other lives don’t. This statement is made because society continually shows us that black lives don’t matter in america and these are the lives that need the affirming. We already know that white lives matter, it doesn’t need to be stated. White people are very used to being the center of things and when they aren’t it makes them uncomfortable. — Why Does This Happen? Most people don’t fully grasp the idea of systemic racism and that we live in a racist society that perpetuates racist ideas. We are socialized into white supremacy.
Black Friend: professionalpeachhunk:
[[This is Isaiah Hine’s high school presentation on white fragility. You’re not going to get a simpler explanation, in my opinion, so if you’re white you should really read this. Below are Isaiah’s notes on each slide.]]
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What is White Fragility?

Robin DiAngelo is a professor at Westfield State University and author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy.
I’m sure you’ve all seen these ‘defensive moves’ in action before. “I didn’t mean anything by it” “I wasn’t trying to be offensive” “I have a black friend” “Not all white people”
People are often more worried about being called a racist than actually doing something racist. In America white people often don’t even have to consider race. They often think of themselves as “raceless” white is conditioned to be the norm and everyone else is considered “raced” or “colored”. White fragility allows white people to govern when and how race is discussed. White people expect to be educated on racism, and in a nice way.
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Why Is It A Bad Thing?
White people never learn as a result and are allowed to continue saying and doing racist things. White people prefer to hear these things from other white people but because other white people don’t know enough about racism, they cycle continues. When people of color do things like the BLACKLIVESMATTER movement, many white peoples responses were “all lives matter” this is white fragility. Proclaiming that black lives matter does not inherently mean that other lives don’t. This statement is made because society continually shows us that black lives don’t matter in america and these are the lives that need the affirming. We already know that white lives matter, it doesn’t need to be stated. White people are very used to being the center of things and when they aren’t it makes them uncomfortable. 
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Why Does This Happen?

Most people don’t fully grasp the idea of systemic racism and that we live in a racist society that perpetuates racist ideas. We are socialized into white supremacy.

professionalpeachhunk: [[This is Isaiah Hine’s high school presentation on white fragility. You’re not going to get a simpler explanation...

Black Friend: Tweet laynie* @delayniemarie so as a joke, i told this guy i needed a formal résumé on why he would be a good date to my sister wedding. this happened eooo Verizon LTE 10:13 PM 4296.1 ) I'm here to apply for the super cool date position im gona need a formal resume Do you want that through email or will you need a paper copy email will be fine. you have two hours to send it to Fuck I'm actually nervous now you better get to writing that resume, sweetheart;) da What does it need to include? interesting facts about you. what makes you qualified to be a good date. why should i pick you? will you be nice to my family? you know, just come up with stiff Today 5:43 PM Hope you know I'm really doing this shit You found the one im honestly excited I just sent it omg did you really I swear Imao Type a message Send GIF Stitch It! OBJECTIVE To be the super cool date to Delaynie's sister's wedding EXPERIENCE Been to multiple weddings, so I know how to behave I was the Best Man in my sister's wedding. REASONS TO CHOOSE NATE . . . Super cool (Just like you're looking for) Very respectful Decent conversationalist Likes to party Cleans up nice .I'm actually a normal guy... not like a lot of the idiots out there today . I've got a very extensive sense of humor, with the capability to find something funny about anything Just the right amount of extra... like extra enough to really make a résumé, but not extra enough to piss you off . AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS : "Best son I ever had" My dad . "So handsome-My mom "Realest nigga I ever met in my life"-My black friend Gavin Stitch It What makes you qualified? (Credit: @delayniemarie on Twitter)
Black Friend: Tweet
 laynie*
 @delayniemarie
 so as a joke, i told this guy i needed a
 formal résumé on why he would be a
 good date to my sister wedding. this
 happened
 eooo Verizon LTE
 10:13 PM
 4296.1 )
 I'm here to apply for the super
 cool date position
 im gona need a formal resume
 Do you want that through email
 or will you need a paper copy
 email will be fine. you have two
 hours to send it to
 Fuck I'm actually nervous now
 you better get to writing that
 resume, sweetheart;)
 da
 What does it need to include?
 interesting facts about you. what
 makes you qualified to be a good
 date. why should i pick you? will
 you be nice to my family? you
 know, just come up with stiff
 Today 5:43 PM
 Hope you know I'm really doing
 this shit
 You found the one
 im honestly excited
 I just sent it
 omg did you really
 I swear Imao
 Type a message
 Send
 GIF
 Stitch It!
 OBJECTIVE
 To be the super cool date to Delaynie's sister's wedding
 EXPERIENCE
 Been to multiple weddings, so I know how to behave
 I was the Best Man in my sister's wedding.
 REASONS TO CHOOSE NATE
 .
 .
 .
 Super cool (Just like you're looking for)
 Very respectful
 Decent conversationalist
 Likes to party
 Cleans up nice
 .I'm actually a normal guy... not like a lot of the idiots out there today
 . I've got a very extensive sense of humor, with the capability to find something
 funny about anything
 Just the right amount of extra... like extra enough to really make a résumé, but
 not extra enough to piss you off
 .
 AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 : "Best son I ever had" My dad
 . "So handsome-My mom
 "Realest
 nigga I ever met in my life"-My black friend Gavin
 Stitch It
What makes you qualified? (Credit: @delayniemarie on Twitter)

What makes you qualified? (Credit: @delayniemarie on Twitter)