To understand what’s behind the Black Lives Matter demonstrations around the country you need to understand the past — and the present.
In these episodes of my podcast “Cape Up,” Robin DiAngelo introduces us to “white fragility” and how it perpetuates white supremacy. Carol Anderson carries the argument forward to show how that fragility has manifested itself as “white rage” throughout American history. And Jonathan Metzl talks about how people are “dying of whiteness” rather than support policies they view as also helping minorities.
You can listen to these interviews below and subscribe to “Cape Up,” my weekly podcast, to get future episodes.
“Racism is a white problem. It was created by white people. It is wielded by white people, it benefits white people.”
Interview with Robin DiAngelo, the author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.”
“For every action of African-American advancement, there’s a reaction, a backlash.”
Interview with Carol Anderson, the author of “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.”
“To be white in America ... means to have to block the advances of other groups.”
Interview with Jonathan Metzl, the author of “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland.”