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The term “white fragility,” was coined by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, a multicutural education professor at Westfield State University, who described the term as, “-a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.”DiAngelo simply doesn’t understand how idiotic her assertion is. Judging individuals instead of demographics is a factor in “white fragility;” and the notion of individuality is an example of “narcissism,” that is, “a result of the white racial insulation ubiquitous in dominant culture.”Anti racists have gone from believing race is a social construct to using racial identity as a bullet to shame people for their whiteness. Instead of embracing our similarities and ignoring our differences, the regressive left has taken any rejection of their narrative to attack the supposed racism with racism of their own. They have redefined the term to excuse their bigotry, and invent terms like white fragility to mock their dissenters. That reality explains the push back. The dissenters aren’t about maintaining the current power structure; they are calling out the hypocrisy.
Of course every word written in this piece that is not enclosed by quotation marks will be used to somehow prove my “privilege,” and “white fragility,” because when you are a professional victim who looks for any reason to feel oppressed, you show absolutely no interest in actually improving the world.
by kathym November 16, 2016
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A term coined by Robin DiAngelo, who describes the phenomenon as the following.

"White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. This paper explicates the dynamics of White Fragility."
I tried to explain to Anne why confederate status are not a symbol of her heritage, but of white supremacy , but she had so much white fragility she wouldn't even let me finish talking.
by scarletkrystal December 04, 2017
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A racist term coined by Robin DiAngelo. It is used to push the idea that all white people are incapable of entering a conversation about race. It discredits any point someone makes solely based on their race.
Ted: The Civil Rights movement is an important issue, but we need to find equality correctly.

Isaiah: Shut up, Ted. You won't be able to talk about this properly because of your white fragility.
by bbill69420 March 13, 2018
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