Why it’s Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

An interview with Robin DiAngelo about her latest book “White Fragility” explains why it can be hard to talk about racism – and what to do about this.

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How Does the Language We Use Legitimize (or Delegitimize)?

This interesting article looks at the language we use about history — especially that of the Civil War (or should it be called War of Rebellion):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/we-legitimize-so-called-confederacy-vocabulary-thats-problem-180964830/

Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait, by Kimberlé Crenshaw in the Washington Post (from September 2015)

“Mere words won’t change the way that some people — the less-visible members of political constituencies — must continue to wait for leaders, decision-makers and others to see their struggles. In the context of addressing the racial disparities that still plague our nation, activists and stakeholders must raise awareness about the intersectional dimensions of racial injustice that must be addressed to enhance the lives of all youths of color.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2015/09/24/why-intersectionality-cant-wait/?postshare=7221484008066786&tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.ce6173fde449