” The goal of my work is to make visible the inevitable racist assumptions held, and patterns displayed, by white people conditioned from living in a white supremacist culture. “


” In the U.S., while individual whites might be against racism, they still benefit from their group’s control. Yes, an individual person of color can sit at the tables of power, but the overwhelming majority of decision-makers will be white. Yes, white people can have problems and face barriers, but systematic racism won’t be one of them. “


” A fundamental but very challenging part of my work is moving white people from an individual understanding of racism – i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad – to a structural understanding. “


” Most white people cannot answer the question, ‘What does it mean to be white?’ with any depth or complexity. “


” For a lot of white people, just suggesting that being white has meaning will trigger a deep, defensive response. And that defensiveness serves to maintain both our comfort and our positions in a racially inequitable society from which we benefit. “


” In aversive racism, the concept of racism is abhorrent to that person. But they’re filled with racist conditioning and bias, as we all are. Because that conflicts with their identity as good people, they suppress it and are even more in denial about it. They are even more likely to erupt in defensiveness if it gets called out. “


” The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people. “


” People of color understand what it means to be white more than I ever will. “


” White people are very wily when it comes to race. We will do everything that we can to get out from under the idea of race. “



All 9 Robin DiAngelo Quotes about People in picture


The goal of my work is to make visible the inevitable racist assumptions held, and patterns displayed, by white people conditioned from living in a white supremacist culture.
In the U.S., while individual whites might be against racism, they still benefit from their group
A fundamental but very challenging part of my work is moving white people from an individual understanding of racism - i.e. only some people are racist and those people are bad - to a structural understanding.
Most white people cannot answer the question,
For a lot of white people, just suggesting that being white has meaning will trigger a deep, defensive response. And that defensiveness serves to maintain both our comfort and our positions in a racially inequitable society from which we benefit.
In aversive racism, the concept of racism is abhorrent to that person. But they
The most effective adaptation of racism over time is the idea that racism is conscious bias held by mean people.
People of color understand what it means to be white more than I ever will.
White people are very wily when it comes to race. We will do everything that we can to get out from under the idea of race.

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