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The problem with Robin DiAngelo's 'Nice Racism' – HotAir

The problem with Robin DiAngelo's 'Nice Racism' – HotAir
"the best way to deal with systemic inequality is to confront its white beneficiaries with their privileges"

In his review of DiAngelo’s lates book, Nice Racism, Matt Taibbi offers one important reason why.Nice Racism’s central message is that it’s a necessity to stop white people from seeing themselves as distinct people.Read a book like David Duke’s My Awakening (if you can stand it, you can find excerpts here) and you’ll encounter the same types of passages present in Nice Racism.The crux of the disagreement isn’t the idea of teaching students about the legacy of racism is schools.

Specifically, there are some illiberal theories of anti-racist education that are essentially piggy-backing on the push for more discussion of racism in schools.It’s not even about the idea of teaching students about the concept of systemic racism (the idea that you can have racism perpetuated within institutions).

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