Please stop reading White Fragility. Stop recommending it. Stop sharing it.
Read Killing the Black Body or Fatal Invention by @DorothyERoberts Read Racecraft by Barbara and Karen Fields Read Medical Apartheid by @haw95 Read The Warmth of Other Suns by @Isabelwilkerson Read Sister Citizen by @MHarrisPerry Read The Pushout by @MoniqueWMorris
Read Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Read Race After Technology by @ruha9 and her brilliant edited book of essays Read Thick by @tressiemcphd Read Eloquent Rage by @ProfessorCrunk Read every book ever written by Toni Morrison and start with The Bluest Eye
White Fragility caters to readers who want controlled self-flagellation for their complicity and participation in systems that deeply harm folks of color and Black folks in particular.
The intersecting forms of violence that shorten Black lives do not come from a social, economic, or political position of “fragility.” It comes from the forces outlined in these books. Then Read “This Bridge Called My Back” to understand why I shouldn’t even have to say this.
And to the folks of color and Black Women in particular who are being asked to be everything for everyone right now. To work, teach, support and show up (often for free) everywhere. I see you. I love you. If you can, read The Bridge Poem by Kate Rushin