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White Fragility: The Dumbest Book Ever Written

Matt Taibbi: A few thoughts n Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility (Amazon’s #1 seller!) on America’s smash-hit #1 guide to egghead racialism.

"Robin DiAngelo isn’t the first person to make a buck pushing tricked-up pseudo-intellectual horseshit as corporate wisdom, but she might be the first to do it selling Hitlerian race theory. White Fragility has a simple message: there is no such thing as a universal human experience, and we are defined not by our individual personalities or moral choices, but only by our racial category.

If your category is “white,” bad news: you have no identity apart from your participation in white supremacy (“Anti-blackness is foundational to our very identities… Whiteness has always been predicated on blackness”), which naturally means “a positive white identity is an impossible goal.”

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