Am I Racist? No because!

Robin J. DiAngelo (born September 8, 1956)[1] is an American academic, lecturer, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. ,,, Born to an Italian and European American family, DiAngelo received a PhD in multicultural education from the University of Washington in 2004; her thesis constituted a discourse analysis of whiteness. ... In a 2011 academic paper she put forward the concept of white fragility, the notion that the tendency for white people to become defensive when confronted with their racial advantage functions to protect and maintain that advantage. She further promoted the idea through her 2018 book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. ... She frequently gives seminars discussing racism, which she argues is embedded throughout America's political systems and culture. ... In a 2019 article for The New Yorker, the columnist Kelefa Sanneh characterized DiAngelo as "perhaps the country's most visible expert in anti-bias training, a practice that is also an industry, and from all appearances a prospering one".

Now, if you or I am not racist, while we are white people, wouldn't you think that Robin DiAngelo certainly must be Totally non-racist?

Well, today, Robin DiAngelo publicly apologized for the words she had spoken at her first discussion in the two part series where she used the word "darky" quoting someone else. 

The word is defined as follows:

Definition of darky

used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a black person
During the first presentation, her statement late in the presentation offended a number of Black people who spoke up to her both in writing and in person.Today Robin DiAngelo apologized for what she stated was her own racist statement.   She readily stated that despite twenty years of public racist work, she still makes racist statements and needs to acknowledge this each time and attempt to minimize the damage she has done with her statements.Robin DiAngelo readily acknowledges that she is racist.   I guess that you are "better" than Robin DiAngelo!Robin DiAngelo indicates that we are racist, growing up and living in a racist culture when we are white.   She indicates that this is a systemic issue, not a matter of us personally being "different" from other white people.She has problems when we say, I am not racist because ... .   (you can fill in the blank).    


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