Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm
In White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo explained how racism is a system into which all white people are socialized and challenged the belief that racism is a simple matter of good people versus bad. DiAngelo also made a provocative claim: white progressives cause the most daily harm to people of color. In Nice Racism, her follow-up work, she explains how they do so. Drawing on her background as a sociologist and over 25 years working as an anti-racist educator, she picks up where White Fragility left off and moves the conversation forward.
Nice Racism is an essential work for any white person who recognizes the existence of systemic racism and white supremacy and wants to take steps to align their values with their actual practice. BIPOC readers may also find the “insiders” perspective useful for navigating whiteness.
Robin DiAngelo, an award-winning scholar, is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. She has been a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice for more than twenty years. She is the author of the bestseller White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.