On White Fragility

White fragility.

White Privilege and the Southern Strategy or …
Why your fellow Green called you a racist

Hint:  They probably didn’t.

“I include myself in that.  The best white people can do is recognize we’re recovering racists.  We’re born into a system that tells us we rule”

— Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept, 2015

Leftist groups — including the Green Party — have lately been struggling with fissures along identity lines, with race often being the most difficult.  A typical conflict goes like this:  Alice says Beverly has said or done something with racist overtones.  Beverly replies that Alice is the one who is bringing race into it.  Alice says that Beverly is suffering from and manifesting white fragility.  Beverly answers that actually it is Alice who is now the real racist.

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