We as a society have been through the abolition of slavery, the Industrial Revolution, the Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, LGBT movements and two massive World Wars that have changed the narrative of our world. Yet, as a country where we pride ourselves on our equality, democracy and human rights, we still have a major social issue with systemic racism and the media has had a big hand in perpetuating that.
Discussing white fragility in the current political climate is not an easy task. Emotions run high, racial animus can rear its head and those involved can walk away with no benefit. When the Critical Theory club on campus hosted a discussion on white fragility last Wednesday, the discussion went as well as could be expected.