Recommended Reading

Criticisms of Whiteness Studies and Anti-Racism

Exploring White Fragility: Debating the Effects of Whiteness Studies on America’s Schools, Rowman & Littlefield Publications, by Christopher Paslay. This book, due out in April of 2021, uses both existing research and anecdotal classroom observations to examine the effects whiteness studies is having on America’s schools. (Click here to pre-order.) 

Reinventing Racism: Why “White Fragility” is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality, by Jonathan Church

Not White Fragility, Mutual ResponsibilityPatheos, by George Yancy

Ibram Kendi’s Thesis Could Use a Lot More Rigor Part 1, Merion West, by Jonathan Church

Ibram Kendi’s Thesis Could Use a Lot More Rigor Part 2, Merion West, by Jonathan Church

How to Talk to Your Employers About Anti-RacismNew Discourses, by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

Teaching Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility’ Will Get You Sued, The Federalist, by Adam Mill

The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility, The Atlantic, by John McWhorter

The Orwellian Dystopia of Robin DiAngelo’s PhD Dissertation, Areo, by Jonathan Church

The Insidious Subtext of “Systemic Racism”, The Agonist Journal, by Jonathan Church

The False Dichotomy in Kimberle Crenshaw’s Intersectionality, Merion West, by Jonathan Church

Dear White People: Please Do Not Read Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility’, Arc Digital, by Jonathan Church

What To Read Instead Of ‘White Fragility’The Federalist, Mark Hemingway

The Flaws in White Fragility Theory: A Primer, New Discourses, by Helen Pluckrose and Jonathan Church

Is Whiteness Invisible to White People? Areo Magazine, by Jonathan Church

How ‘White Fragility’ Theory Turns Classrooms Into Race-Charged Power StrugglesThe Federalist, (discussed further on the Dan Proft radio show), by Jonathan Church and Christopher Paslay

On “White Fragility,” by Matt Taibbi, contributing editor for Rolling Stone

An Economic Theory of WhitenessAreo Magazine, by Jonathan Church

Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility Theory Falls Prey to Logical FallaciesMerion West, by Jonathan Church

White Fragility Theory Is a Bullying Rhetorical TacticThe Agonist, by Jonathan Church

Psychology’s Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn’t Up to the JobThe Cut, by Jesse Singal

The Creators of the Implicit Association Test Should Get Their Story StraightIntelligencer, by Jesse Singal

Whiteness Studies: An Insidious IdeologyThe Agonist, by Jonathan Church

Diversity Training Shouldn’t Be Based on Flawed Implicit Bias ResearchThe Philadelphia Inquirer, by Christopher Paslay

White Fragility Theory Mistakes Correlation for CausationAreo Magazine, by Jonathan Church

Whiteness Studies and the Theory of White Fragility Are Based on a Logical FallacyAreo Magazine, (discussed further in an interview and podcast with Benjamin Boyce), by Jonathan Church

The Theory of White Fragility: Scholarship or Proselytization? , Areo Magazine, by Jonathan Church

What Can A Jeopardy! Episode Tell Us about White Racial Illiteracy?Arc Digital, 2018, by Jonathan Church

The Epistemological Problem with White Fragility TheoryAreo Magazine, by Jonathan Church

Mandatory Implicit Bias Training Is a Bad IdeaPsychology Today, by Lee Jussim

The Problem with ‘White Fragility’ TheoryQuillette, (discussed further in a podcast with Quillette associate editor Toby Young, and in an interview with Benjamin Boyce), by Jonathan Church

Are Micro-Aggressions Really A Thing ?The Good Men Project, by Jonathan Church

The Problem I Have with the Concept of White PrivilegeThe Good Men Project, by Jonathan Church

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