I picked up White Fragility last month to continue my learnings around white privilege and racism in America. It’s truly alarming how prevalent racism is in our society, particularly when coupled with the willful ignorance of its existence by the dominant class (white people).
There were a lot of enlightening thoughts in the book but I think my biggest takeaways really were that racism, in particular white supremacy, is all around us and that the machine is built in such a way that if you aren’t actively fighting against it, you are helping it.
To turn this learning into action, in H2 I’m committing to building projects that raise $1000 and reach 10k people to further the pursuit of social justice.
Other learnings that I want to remember:
If you’ve been looking for a book that explores the day to day racism in society, how hard it is to notice in ourselves and others, and ways we can deal with our own racism and try to fix it, I’d recommend White Fragility.
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