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WHITE FRAGILITY
Hey @DaveRubin
This is a rough draft excerpt from a piece of writing I'm aiming to publish. My first scratch at a title:
"Fragility, Facts, and Philosophy: The Postmodern Gaze and the Dangers of the Distinctions it Fails to Make."

White Fragility
I’d like to give Robin DiAngelo her due; she makes some valid insights. While this passage won’t begin to exhaust the conversation she has started, I hope they can serve to distinguish what I think is helpful from what which misses the mark.

There’s no question that white people – myself included (obviously), can be…shall we say, sensitive when it comes to the topic of race and/or racism. The hairs might go up on the back of the neck, we might get defensive, we might suddenly need a bathroom break, our eyes – as DiAngelo describes – might begin to glaze over a bit. Fair point. It’s a touchy subject – to say the least, and with the horrors of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and especially red ...

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Black Mulch Matters! Hope you’re having a great Sunday...

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Did you know 22 veterans commit suicide everyday? Did you know that the suicide rate has gone up with the general public tremendously this year because of isolation? Just be aware when you’re engaging with people around you. We never know what others are going through. And holidays...during Covid...job losses...financial strain...an effed up election...are a recipe for this. Be extra kind right now. I only say this because I am a veteran and I’ve worked with them. Have a great week.

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Dave@DaveRubin
November 28, 2020

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