It seems that there is a lot of interest nowadays in the white “race.” People wish to work out all of our problems for us. Especially if those doing the study happen to have more pigment that us. They are ready to tell us ‘whites’ what is wrong with us, mentally and emotionally.
From this, we have learned that we have suppressed guilt. That whites have a superiority complex. And many other problems that have caused us to act as we do towards non-whites. Now, we see that there is a reason that we act in such a way; we suffer from white fragility.
The workshop, which is entitled, “White Fragility, White Tears, and White Allies: Learning to manage emotion in difficult conversations about race and racism” will take place on April 3rd at the University of Cincinnati.
According to an academic journal, white fragility is defined as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”
The journal goes on to suggest that white individuals in a conversation about race often experience “anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”
In other words, if white people get mad or frustrated over being called racists, then this is because we suffer from this condition. If whites deny that they are racist or loudly deny that they are hindering anyone else’s success it is because of this psychological condition that is shared by all white people.
How do they not see that this is a prejudiced attitude on their part? How is this not racist? This is claiming that because white people do not believe in the world these people see, then they are suffering as a whole from a malady of the mind.
They are doing the same thing that 19th-century European “scientists” did to prove Africans were inferior.