…ough dated) and prescriptive understanding of the interface of racial identity and racial dynamics. In doing so, the concept suffers from some blindspots th…ough dated) and prescriptive understanding of the interface of racial identity and racial dynamics. In doing so, the concept suffers from some blindspots that can only be understood by, well, someone who isn’t actually white.
Deborah L. Plummer
A conversation I had this morning. I am weary of white folks translating how Black folks feel about being Black.
That is so goddamned patriarchal.
Do I really have to point out how many Black voices have pointed these things out for centuries? Do I really have to ask where have you been when we have Angelou and Morrison and so many others?
Clearly I do. But I also note with amusement that there have been two detailed Medium articles about the problems with White Fragility, written by, you guessed it, white men.
One claimed, in that arch way that some folks do, that he had just received a commission from his publisher to write a book attacking White Fragility’s premise. I have to ask the obvious: how many Black faces were on the board which commissioned the work, and pray tell, did that even occur to him?