Why It's So Hard to Talk About Racism

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Zoom Webinar through First Unitarian Universalist Church, San Diego

Why is it so hard, particularly for white people, to talk about racism? Why are conversations about racism often met with anger, fear, and guilt, only to grind to a halt in awkward silence and avoidance? Sociologist and antiracism educator Robin DeAngelo labels these unhelpful responses as “white fragility.” What is “white fragility?” And how is it hindering our efforts to bend the moral arc of history toward justice? Until we recognize, acknowledge, and understand these paralyzing undercurrents, our highest aspirations for true American democracy, justice, and dignity remain unrealized. Free, but registration is required at