The Intellectual Fraud of Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility”

Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility Is Snake Oil Masquerading As Insight After it was published in 2018, Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility received fawning reviews from The New Yorker and Publishers Weekly on its way to becoming a New York Times bestseller. Well-intentioned white people bought the book in droves and the titular phrase became ubiquitous, used as a way to explain or attack white … Read more

Blackface, Outrage Culture, and The Risk of Punishing Past Behavior

Punishing people for decades old non-criminal behavior sets a dangerous precedent. In a society with rapidly changing norms, any of us could be next. When a 35-year-old photo surfaced showing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam dressing up in either blackface or a Klansman’s outfit, or at least putting the image of two people in those costumes … Read more