“How dare you – I went to Berkeley.”
Are you a person of color with white co-workers? Ever had to tiptoe around around their feelings around race and racism?
White fragility is a problem. It has way too many white folks shutting down important conversations – and acting like discussions about racism are more offensive than racism itself.
This is a frustrating situation, but here’s something that might help. AJ+’s new channel Newsbroke brings us a satirical HR video called “White Fragility Training: Raising Racial Awareness of White Discomfort with Racial Awareness.”
The video provides hilarious instructions on what it would really take to cater to this defensiveness – and makes an excellent point about what the real problem here is. Hint: It’s not about people of color being “oversensitive.”
The satire feels too real, and we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. But we hope this gives you a chuckle and a little bit of healing from the frustration of white fragility.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Stop Your White Fragility – It’s Racial Violence and Here’s Why
- 4 Ways White People Can Process Their Emotions Without Bringing the White Tears