Tag: racism

Silence no longer an option

Silence no longer an option Digitally Lit #261 – 9/26/2020 Welcome back to Digitally Literate. We’re making changes here at DL. First off, I reopened the blog feed for the site. That means that you can just scroll down from the homepage and see all of the issues. Second, I’m building up an open, online…

Beyond Fear, Destiny Awaits

Beyond Fear, Destiny Awaits Digitally Lit #259 – 9/12/2020 Welcome back to Digitally Literate and issue #259. If you haven’t already, please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. Feel free to reach out and let me know what you think of this work at hello@digitallyliterate.net. Thank you to…

Collective Sensemaking

Collective Sensemaking Digitally Lit #252 – 6/27/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #251 of Digitally Literate. Each week in this newsletter, I synthesize the news of the week in education, technology, & literacy. If you haven’t already, please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. Feel free to reach…

Do The Work

Do The Work Digitally Lit #250 – 6/6/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #250 of Digitally Literate. Each week in this newsletter, I synthesize the news of the week in education, technology, & literacy. If you haven’t already, please subscribe if you would like this newsletter to show up in your inbox. Feel free to…

Sometimes We Must Interfere

Sometimes we must interfere Digitally Lit #249 – 6/6/2020 Hi all, welcome to issue #249 of Digitally Literate. Each week in this newsletter, I synthesize the news of the week in education, technology, & literacy. Thank you for joining us. This week’s issue was a very hard one to pull together. I hope you find…

Digitally Literate #193

Freedom to PressDigitally Lit #193 – 4/13/2019 Hi all, my name is Ian O’Byrne and welcome to Digitally Literate. In this newsletter, I try to synthesize what happened this week so you can be digitally literate as well. I posted a couple of things this week: Screentime has little effect on teenagers’ wellbeing, says study…

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

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…