White Fragility Test
How much do you agree with Robin DiAngelo and the claims in her book White Fragility?
In the Summer of 2020, the American lecturer Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility became the number one best-selling book on Amazon, ahead of even The Hunger Games. DiAngelo’s way of viewing race relations has variously been hailed as a powerful road-map for fighting racism and criticized as a catch-22 that makes it impossible for people to disagree with her claims.
This test tries to remain impartial by giving people a neutral and objective way to determine whether they agree with DiAngelo.
How much do you agree with DiAngelo and the claims she makes in White Fragility? For each of the following statements, indicate your level of agreement below.
Question 1 of 20
To be perceived as an individual (and not as a member of one’s racial group) is a privilege that is only (or almost only) afforded to white people.
The IDRlabs White Fragility Test (IDR-WFT) was developed by IDRlabs. The book is based on the public statements of Robin DiAngelo, the claims in her book White Fragility, and the major media coverage of, and interviews with, Robin DiAngelo and White Fragility.
The test was developed on the basis of the following sources: DiAngelo, Robin (2018): White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press. Iqbal, Nosheen (2019): Academic Robin DiAngelo: 'We have to stop thinking about racism as someone who says the N-word.' The Guardian. Shapiro, Ari (2020): 'Interrupt The Systems': Robin DiAngelo On 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism. NPR. Valk and Malley (2019): What’s My Complicity? Talking White Fragility With Robin DiAngelo. Teaching Tolerance. Tolerance.org.
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