WHITE FRAGILITY as a Reflexive, Protective Response

White fragility is “a way for the white body to avoid experiencing the pain of its historical trauma inflicted by other white bodies.” (Page 108) “There is only one way through this stalemate. White Americans must accept, explore, and mend their centuries-old trauma around oppression and victimization.” (Page 109)

From My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem (Part 1: UNARMED and DISMEMBERED, Chapter 4: THE FALSE FRAGILITY OF THE WHITE BODY) #HowWeHeal – Racialized Trauma – Book Club Selection, 2nd Tuesdays, February through November, 6 to 7 pm, http://zoom.us/j/5602987293Edit

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