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Re: White Fragility
« Reply #135 on: August 07, 2020, 01:33:47 PM »
Dr. Stanley K. Ridgley ( Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Drexel University) has some interesting things to say regarding Robin DiAngelo's UW dissertation, which became the basis for "White Fragility".

You can read it here:

Thanks for this!

First, we Lutherans are at the top of the heap when it comes to the originator and self-flagellation.   Luther was worried about sin, today we are to be worried about being white, which is then construed as sinful per se.  Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

Second, the bad research project gone to seed eventuating a multi-million dollar book deal is a nice American success story, no?  Rooting for capitalism all the way!  The other guy who was kind of bizarre and punted around for whackiness for a long time and made it big in the 20th century was Marx.  Unfortunately for him, he didn't get the dinero. 

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Oh -- L. Ron Hubbard also comes to mind.     

I wouldn't be surprised to find someone researching the "religion angle" of White Fragility at some point.
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Re: White Fragility
« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2020, 03:44:18 PM »
This in interesting, especially as it relates to how the major media introduce concepts and terminology gradually into their stories and then leap to assuming the validity of them in future stories as a way of advancing a worldview without a ruckus.