Hello friends! I’ve started reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press 2018). I’m finding it very insightful and thought-provoking, in a good way. I like how the author asks the reader to stop and think for a moment, and gives a bunch of questions for you to consider. So rather than just reading the questions and continuing, I’m actually closing the book for a moment and thinking. What a concept: thinking. We should all try to do more of that. Available at Better World Books.
Also, my friend Anita shared this today:
I’ve started a great book about racism and wish I’d started it sooner. Like in grade school. It’s called How to be Less Stupid about Race by Crystal M. Fleming, 2018. It’s real, funny, sad, historical, and practical. From Martin Luther King Jr: “It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.” Available at Better World Books.
What are you reading, friends? Send your suggestions, and Happy Thinking!