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ZOOM BOOK DISCUSSION
MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 19.30
Join us on Zoom to discuss this controversial US best-seller. Author Robin DiAngelo uses the title to describe white liberal defensiveness when confronted with complicity in institutional racism. It deliberately makes uncomfortable reading. It is particularly relevant and challenging for a group like ours. If you think you don’t need to read it then you probably do!
The meeting is free and open to all, but pre-registration on Meetup is required.
Ideally all participants will have read the book (154 pages). Everyone will have the opportunity to share their thoughts. Why not order from Newham Bookshop, voted top independent bookshop 2019 [020 8552 9993].
Alternatively Di Angelo gives a reasonable summary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwIx3KQer54 (20 mins), and a more detailed exposition here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU (1h 23 mins)
“Most people feel good intentions exempt them and so carry on not doing very much, not doing anything very different in action and practice.” Di Angelo argues powerfully that white progressives continue to fail to recognise and address their own privileges and prejudices, and that this complacency plays an important part in perpetuating endemic racism.