As an educator, consultant and trainer on racial and social justice, DiAngelo addresses the book to a white audience. Through specific examples from her training, she demonstrates white fragility in action –how a minimum about of racial stress triggers a range of defensive moves that help us maintain our comfort levels.

DiAngelo challenges her white readers to understand the racial realities of people of color through authentic cross-racial interactions, education on the history of race relations, and to break the silence about race and racism with other white people.

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