white fragility

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Robin DiAngelo, lecturer at the University of Washington.

Noun[edit]

white fragility (uncountable)

  1. (sociology) A range of defensive behaviours supposedly exhibited by white people in response to challenges to the unstable racial situation that gives them social privileges.