Tag: race

Racial Literacy and the Potential for the Tech World

An interview with Dr. Howard Stevenson from the series on racial literacy & tech from Data & Society Faculty Fellow Jessie Daniels. This is the first interview in a series on racial literacy and tech, curated by Data & Society 2018–19 Faculty Fellow Jessie Daniels. It expands on ideas from her new paper Advancing Racial Literacy…

White Fragility in Teaching and Education

White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo – EdSurge News (EdSurge)

Why do white men clam up when conversations steer toward race? Why are white women prone to crying when discussing this topic (and how can those tears …

An interview with Robin DiAngelo in EdSurge. Why do white men clam up when conversations steer toward race? Why are white women prone to crying when discussing this topic (and how can those tears silence women of color)? Why do some leaders feel uncomfortable and reluctant to get feedback on how their actions and behaviors are perceived?…

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism

A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism (The New Yorker)

Robin DiAngelo argues that our largely segregated society is set up to insulate whites from racial discomfort, so that they fall to pieces at the first application of stress.

Book review of White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo in The New Yorker. View annotations in context. In more than twenty years of running diversity-training and cultural-competency workshops for American companies, the academic and educator Robin DiAngelo has noticed that white people are sensationally, histrionically bad at discussing racism. Like waves on sand, their reactions form…

This is America: Donald Glover’s Video is a Gripping Read

This is America: Donald Glover’s Video is a Gripping Read

The clear overall statement here is that we are too busy being distracted by what is shiny, and dancing and right in front of our faces to pay any real attention to what is happening that is destroying us.

A brilliant decomposition of the Donald Glover/Childish Gambino This is America video by Awesomely Luvvie. Video and important pull quotes available below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY In times of great crisis, we create great art. Donald Glover’s video for his latest single This is America is great art. It’s not because it’s trying to be overly subtle to where only art connoisseurs…