How’d you like to make nearly $7,000 per hour?
I can’t promise anything, but if you’ve got the time, figure out how to talk about White Fragility.
As it turns out, that’s a potential path to financial fiefdom.
And speaking of lording over things, author Robin DiAngelo wrote the book on white people — literally.
As noted by The Daily Caller, Robin, “who is white, is well-known in social justice circles for…coining the term…”
Via the author’s website:
“White Fragility is a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive responses. These responses function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and maintain white control. Those who see themselves as ‘the choir’ can be particularly challenging, for we tend to focus on ‘evidence of our advancement’ rather than reach for humility and continually grapple with how to engage in intentional action.”
According to the site, Robin takes “an anti-racist approach.”
Here’s her point of view:
- Racism is the foundation of Western society; we are socialized into a racial hierarchy
- All of us are shaped by the forces of racism; no one is exempt
- All white people benefit from the racial hierarchy, regardless of intentions
- No one chose to be socialized into racism (so no one is “bad”)
- Racism must be continually identified, analyzed and challenged; no one is ever done
- The question is not if racism is at play, but how is it at play?
- The racial hierarchy is invisible and taken for granted for most white people
As it turns out, bigotry is big business: DiAngelo will drop in and drop science for the low, low price of $20,000.
That’s what she’s raking in during the University of Connecticut’s three-hour racial justice workshop this fall.
Per The College Fix, the school’s “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives” retreat will offer a course on “anti-black racism,” which will “help University leadership come to grips with the critical questions of racism and inclusion, and to bring those insights back to our campuses.”
The twenty grand fee’s not a new social rung for Robin:
In 2019, the University of Kentucky paid her $12,000 for a two-hour “racial justice” session.
What’ll she lay out in Connecticut?
If it’s any indication, here’s a flashback from the Fix:
During a guest lecture at Boston University on Monday, University of Washington Professor Robin DiAngelo told the audience a “dangerous white person” sees people as individuals rather than by skin color.
In case you were wondering, Robin’s no one-book wonder: She’s also penned Is Everyone Really Equal: An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education and What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy.
I’ll give her this: If people who don’t see race are dangerous, she’s gotta be one of the safest people around.
And she’s certainly made a splash. When a NYC Community Education Council member recently screamed at a white man for having his friend’s non-white nephew on his lap, Robin was a go-to:
At this NYC Ed. Council meeting, member Robin Broshi (@EastSideGadfly) criticizes her white colleague for having his friend’s non-white nephew on his lap.
— kyro (@pxlitic) July 4, 2020
She’s making her mark, and some might call her prosperity poetic: In what other century could you become rich by convincing people to give you tons of money so you could accuse them of being the rich ones?
Sounds like quite a privilege to me.
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