Robin DiAngelo’s masterful exploitation of white guilt

Robin DiAngelo’s masterful exploitation of white guilt
Robin DiAngelo (Image: Boston University)

[Ed. – How to get rich playing the blame game.]

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody last May, millions of Americans have been asking the question: How do we best fight racism? Books that give a compelling answer have been flying off the shelves. … [N]o writer has seen their profile rise more during this period than Robin DiAngelo, whose book White Fragility was already a New York Times best seller. …

DiAngelo’s book does more than rehearse the familiar tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) — racism is systemic and pervasive. … [I]t also uses simple and direct language to teach white people how to talk about race from a CRT perspective. …

At first glance, it may be hard to understand why such a punishing message would appeal to a white audience. But on closer inspection, the appeal of DiAngelo’s message derives from her masterful exploitation of white guilt.

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