Book Study

So glad to see so many old friends and new friends at the WHITE FRAGILITY book study.

If you have any friends who would like to join us who weren’t aware of the first meeting, please do invite them. Ask them to visit this page and sign up here. That just helps me get the right number of chairs, tables, water, etc.

The little study guide thing is here. I revised it a bit to show we will cover Chapters 4-8 on October 10.

By the way, I think the fairly loose discussion on Sept 19 was ideal (at least for me) for a first meeting. Someone suggested that we do focus a bit more on the content of the book next time and I think that’s a good call. So, take a look at the questions on the study guide and see if they serve your needs.

Here’s the link to the PBS interview with Robin DiAngelo, which someone mentioned tonight.

Here’s a collaborative page. It’s just a page on the web where any of you should be able to follow the link and just type on the page as if you are writing in Word or something.

4 thoughts on “Book Study

  1. I had a wonderful time and learned a lot. I consider myself enriched by the experience. I am hoping that by the end we can come together “as a meeting of the whole” to share “action ideas” and perhaps even collaborate on a future project.

  2. Even though I thought we could talk more about the book, I thought it was very important to hear about our journey by talking about our experiences with race. It helps to understand our perceptions about the book. So far, happily, this book has made me recognize that I am not as “woke” as I want to be. Sadly, as a progressive, I may even be perpetuating racism. Yikes!

  3. “White Fragility” discussion last Thursday (9/20/19) was so good. Huge plus to be reconnected with my longtime friend YVETTE CASHIO!! It’s so refreshing and sustaining to be with people – let’s say it out loud “white people” – who are searching for the same path I’m searching for.

    I exaggerated, though, when I said I probably have more black friends than white. Truth is I don’t have that many close friends as I get older. No, not that they’re dying off yet but I have less patience for monitoring what I say to keep from offending or starting arguments. I do that some, of course. Who doesn’t? But I’d rather be with people I’m comfortable with, more myself with, and that turns out to include fewer and fewer people.

    I like the getting to know each other part of our first session. I agree, too, that using the book more would be good. I plan to review my reading for the next session.

    Margaret Marston

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