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A truly dangerous baseless ideology, no solutions.

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Évalué le: 2020-12-09

Realizing some people are writing negative reviews without having read the book just to slander it, let me begin by saying I did read this book. I re-llistened to many sections for understanding and took notes.

"White fragility is a white person taking the position of victim when in fact that white person has committed or participated in acts of racial harm."
The author goes on to say that white people can never be victims.

"You are complicit in a system of discrimination you are not aware of"
"Silence is violence"

The author from my understanding is a blogger, not a social scientist or any type of researcher. She has coined her own terms to describe these concepts she invented ike white fragility, wite silence etc.

"[There is] a deeply held social construct that there are biologically different races and that one race is superior tot he other."
There are no references or research to support these sweeping assumptions.

The beautiful thing about this circular logic, is that in expression anything other than full support, I myself am expressing "white fragility", and therefore anything I could write in attempt to create dialogue is automatically invalidated.

Saying that no one can argue with these ideas and terms completely closes off all avenues of communication and discussion.

The reason why i call these ideas dangerous is this. If white people are complicit in racism unconsciously, and if "silence is violence", and if not actively doing anything also makes you a racist, then these ideas are opening up the avenues to justify violence against any white person, anywhere at any time.

There is very little mention of it, but as you probably know there is research about implicit bias regarding race, but the research shows it is very weakly linked to actions.

One of the conclusions is that you should "amplify BIPOC voices regardless of message", this is a dangerous line of thinking that follows down the same road of the persecution of the kulaks in soviet russia.
The most essential thing we can do i keep open avenues of communication.

The notion that you can paint all these white people with the same brush, regardless of where they live or what their life experiences are, is entirely racist by its true definition.

There are no actual solution to these problems offered, let me offer some here:
Everyone should take personal responsibility for their own lives. Yes circumstances are different for everyone, there is always someone better off than you. But its up to us to determine how we feel about our situation and how we respond.
Treat others are you would like to be treated. If you look for a racist power structure everywhere you go, it will appear to you, but in reality consider it might just be a normal power structure.

But, I am just saying all this because I am a fragile, privileged racist.

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The most important book I've ever read

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Évalué le: 2020-10-19

I read a lot of books, books I consider relevant like the bible, the quran, the better angels of our nature, cosmos. But none of them provide such a clear and reassuring picture of what comes after death. This book answers a great deal of the big questions easily. It put our brief human existence into perspective and I'm sure that listening to it regularly will have a great positive impact on your life. I will recommend it to everyone I think is ready to handle it

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Excellently put together and performed biography

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Évalué le: 2019-09-26

I just loved this story, I knew very little about napolen and now am a big fan of his story it is captivating and fascinating to imagine that his novel like life actually happened. An amazing tidvut of history that people should spend the time to learn. Sure the narrator could have better French or Italian pronunciation but thags not a real downfall.

Fell just short of stellar due to political bias

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Évalué le: 2019-09-17

This book could have been a worldwide guide to an objective and unbiased postitive outlook on the world. It hacks away at the roots of misinformation and pitfalls of the pessimistic human brain. Unfortunately the author had to intersperse the book with his political bias, an editor should have cut that out so the book could have universal appeal and end up on classroom shelves.

must read

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Évalué le: 2019-01-21

this book is so well-written it should be taught in classrooms across the world world. offers amazing end up understanding of the cosmos

you should read this even if you have no debt

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Évalué le: 2019-01-10

I don't struggle with debt anymore but for a young person this book provided new insights that I hadn't considered previously even though I considered myself more educated than most people when it comes to finance

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good content but lackluster delivery

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Évalué le: 2019-01-05

the concepts were great and we'll researched but the whole book was oddly apologetic about talking about Buddhism and that was annoying

To the point

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Évalué le: 2018-08-10

I enjoyed the was stories and the lessons gained from them are real and very applicable. The non war scene writing fruit a little cut and dry but it is worth it for the content, and I guess that's what disciplined writing looks like