I am Mexican, and would prefer someone with a similar culture, and point of view to write this assignment. Here are the professor’s assignment instructions: In this assignment students will review the required text White Fragility (2018) by Robin DiAngelo. This paper should not merely be based on whether your liked or disliked the text, but you will be expected to engage with and analyze the central themes of the text. Define what ‘white fragility’ has come to mean for you through your careful reading of the text and assigned class material. Discuss the relationship between white fragility and white privilege. It is key that your writing is clearly expresses your ideas using academic language, and shows that you have read and spent time thinking about the class material.
-Place the themes of White Fragility in conversation with the CRT text, course handouts, and The Color of Fear(1994 Documentary). You are required to properly cite and utilize ALL of these sources in your paper. Direct quotes need to be cited—but no quote over two lines should be used. When you take information directly from a text you must cite that reference. Below is a list of 20 questions that you can use to inspire your discussion. Please do not answer these questions obviously or directly in your assignment—this is just food for thought. Any discussion inspired by these questions should be presented discursively. Why do so many white people feel so confident in their opinions and beliefs on racism, even when they have lived their lives in racial segregation?
What is the difference between racial prejudice, racial discrimination, and racism? What does it mean to assert that there is no such thing as reverse racism?
What does Diagnelo mean when she uses the concept of the white racial frame?
What are some of the ways in which racism is ‘deeply embedded in the fabric’ of American society? Provide and analyze some examples
Why does Diangelo believe that white progressives cause the most daily harm to people of color?
How did racism in the US change and adapt after the Civil Rights Movement?
What are the earliest racial messages or memories that you can recall? Try to move beyond what you were openly told to think about these experiences and consider what the implicit messages were.
How/why is racial segregation active and not passive in the US?
Have you witnessed white people enacting white solidarity?
What does it mean to say that racism is a structure and not an event?
Think and/or share some examples of the good/bad binary in your own education or experiences with race and racism.
Why is a close relationship with a person of color not proof that a white person is not racist or does not harbor racist ideas and beliefs? How can a white person still enact racism in a close relationship with a person of color?
When is the last time that you have challenged your own racism?
What does it mean to say that anti-blackness is present across white communities and all communities of color?
Diagnelo states that while many white people have very limited information about what racism is and how it works—they can still have very strong opinions about racism and how it impacts the lives of people of color historically and in the present. What is the difference between having knowledge about race and racism and having opinions?
Have you witnessed white fragility in your own life or even in the media?
What does it mean to say that white fragility functions as a form of bullying and “white racial control”?
Diangelo states that it is not enough for white people to be nice and that racism is enacted and supported by people being ‘nice.’ How does niceness uphold racism?
What does it mean to be ANTI-racist?
If we can accept that racism is always at work and in play (intentionally and unintentionally) we no longer ask “is racism taking place,” but “How is racism taking place in this specific instance?” How does this sort of awareness change how we think about our lives and our actions?