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Nice Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
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Oct 11, 2022 | ISBN 9780807055571

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“A powerful new book from the author of White Fragility reveals why profound racism is often found in supposedly liberal spaces”—The Guardian

“A pointed reminder that good intentions aren’t enough to break the cycle of racism.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A fierce critique of the ‘culture of niceness’ that prevents the hard work of dismantling racism . . . [DiAngelo] dismantles unconscious biases with precision. Readers will feel compelled to hold themselves more accountable.”
Publishers Weekly

“With the hard-earned insights that come from years of study and leading workshops on racism, Robin DiAngelo captures the strategies often used by well-intentioned white people to avoid the self-examination needed to confront their own unrecognized racism. If you want to get beyond feeling defensive and increase your capacity for effective anti-racist action, do yourself a favor and read this book!”
—Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race

“In this illuminating follow-up to White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo integrates sharp insight, personal vulnerability, and compassionate guidance with the keen eye of an ‘insider.’ Focusing specifically on the more subtle patterns of white progressives, her work continues to be invaluable to the project of ending white supremacy.”
—Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

“Personal transformation is an act of anti-racism, and DiAngelo has just given progressive white America the field guide.”
—Michael Eric Dyson, author of Long Time Coming

“Spectacular! With the precision of a social scientist, Robin DiAngelo dissects and puts under the microscope seemingly benign ‘white moves’—including her own—in ways that make undeniable how each functions to recalibrate white dominance and comfort again and again. A critical tool for white progressives wanting to know better so we can do better.”
—Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

Table Of Contents


What Is a Nice Racist?

Why It’s OK to Generalize About White People

There Is No Choir

What’s Wrong with Niceness?

The Moves of White Progressives

Spiritual, Not Religious

Let’s Talk About Shame

What About My Trauma?

We Aren’t Actually That Nice

How White People Who Experience Other Oppressions Can Still Be Racist, or “But I’m a Minority Myself!”

How Do You Make a White Progressive a Better Racist?

Niceness Is Not Courageous: How to Align Your Professed Values with Your Actual Practice

Study Guide

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