Several readers of these posts are about to wind up a community discussion of white fragility in a discussion group created by the YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts in collaboration with the NAACP New Bedford Branch. A group of over 100 people has been reading and discussing Robin DiAngelo’s best-seller White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.
The YWCA and the NAACP will partner again next month to continue the community conversation on racism and white supremacy, this time around How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the imposing Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.
For those continuing the conversation, you may appreciate the conversation between DiAngelo and Kendi on CBS News recently:
If you haven’t yet seen or heard Dr. Kendi in interviews, the Prince George (Maryland) County Library System is hosting a talk tomorrow by Kendi moderated by Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, President of Prince George Community College, which will be live-streamed on July 20th at 7PM EST:
- PGCC TV YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr5PErnQA8g
- PGCMLS Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ibram-x–kendi-on-how-to/register
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