White Fragility Gives White People Another Tool to Avoid Race

It isn’t a secret that white people often actively avoid the topics of race and racism.  One of the biggest tools at white people’s disposal is their privilege (which ironically they rarely recognize they have).  Another powerful tool that white people use is called white fragility.  White fragility is a product of the white dominated environments that whites live in.  These environments give white people the assumption that they should always be “racially comfortable.”  A bi-product of this is …

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Psychology is for one, but not for all

Dr. Jonathan Lassiter, a professor at Muhlenberg College, expresses in one of his works “Whiteness in the Psychological Imagination” how the psychological narratives of people of color is left out of most studies, but particularly in psychological research. He addresses how whiteness is so ingrained in society that even when one is asked to imagine a “person”, a white person is what first appears in their mind. He explains how white is synonymous for person and basically most aspects …

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