The left has invented a new psychological condition that people of European descent suffer from: white fragility.
What a terrible mental disease this must be. Who wants to be labeled fragile?
Of course there’s a way to overcome your white fragility. Just sincerely agree with the snake oil the nice lady is pedaling.
An academic and author is offering courses for white people teaching them how to cope with their ‘white fragility’ – and tickets for the lectures have sold out.
The City of Seattle is offering the class through its Office of Arts and Culture, with Dr. Robin DiAngelo taking students through the course.
The workshops, which cost $60 to attend and had its first four-hour session on Wednesday night, focus on: ‘the specific way that racism manifests through White Fragility and provides the perspectives and skills needed for white people to have more constructive cross-racial interactions’.
I have a better workship idea: 101 Ways to Avoid the Groid. That workshop would have value in terms of increased public safety.
The Office of Arts and Culture also defines ‘white fragility’ as: ‘the inability for white people to tolerate racial stress.’
‘White people in the U.S. live in a racially insular social environment,’ a description on its website reads.
‘Because these racial perspectives are so rarely challenged within this environment, white people have not had to develop the stamina needed to tolerate racial stress.
‘When white people are challenged in cross-racial interactions, White Fragility triggers a range of defensive moves including: argumentation, invalidation, silence, withdrawal and claims of being attacked and unsafe.
So in a “cross-racial interaction,” which I presume is a blowhard way of describing conversing with a lady or gentleman of color, one is suffering from white fragility when one finds the conversation annoying or unpleasant. Logically, this line of reasoning leads to the conclusion that white people MUST enjoy conversations with nonwhites or one is racist. Even when those conversations are filled with anger and hatred on the part of the nonwhite participant.
No thanks. I’ll save my $60 and apply it to purchasing something of value.
The lady doctorate should also spend the money she raises on something of value, like a series of visits with a good headshrinker. She’s crazy.