An Honest, Nuanced Review of Nice Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Time for Credentialling

Two Things I Hate

  1. As mentioned above, people who form strong opinions about books they haven’t read
  2. Reducing a book down to a single thought or idea without nuance

The No-Win Scenario

  • If you stay silent, you’re racist. If you speak up, you’re racist.
  • If you don’t do racism training at your work or school, you’re racist. If you do, you’re probably racist.
  • If you don’t empathize with Black people, you might be racist. But if you do try to empathize with them, that may also be a sign that you’re racist.

The BIPOC Community is Immune to Cognitive Distortions

Should Robin’s Books Exist?

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