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Community Reads

Community Reads are partnerships between Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Office of Health Equity. Diversity & Inclusion (UHealth OHEDI).

The Book

About the Author

 Robin DiAngelo is an academic, educator, and author working in the fields of critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies. She formerly served as a tenured professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University and a lecturer at the University of Washington, where she twice received the Students' Choice Award for Educator of the Year from the School of Social Work. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for more than twenty years on issues of racial and social justice. She has numerous publications and books, including What Does It Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. Her original article, "White Fragility," which is the basis for this book, has influenced the national dialogue on race and has been cited in the New York Times, Colorlines, Salon, the Antlantic, and on NPR.



Tuesday, May 28, 2019, NOON

EHSL 29/30, Lower Level

Foreword – Chapter 4 – 58 pgs


Monday, June 24, 2019, NOON

EHSL 29/30, Lower Level

Chapters 5-7 – 48 pgs


Monday, July 29, 2019, NOON

EHSL 29/30, Lower Level

Chapters 8-12 – 55 pgs


About the Facilitator

Our discussions of Waking Up White led us to decide to read another book together as well as to continue to explore more deeply how to stand up to racism as upstanders instead of bystanders.  David S. Derezotes, PhD, Professor, College of Social Work and Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, College of Humanities, will continue as our facilitator.

David Derezotes, PHD

  • Professor, College Of Social Work
  • CTLE Fellow, Project Director, Transforming classrooms into inclusive communities (TCIC) project, Ctle Ctr Teach & Learning Ed
  • Professor in MUSE, MUSE
  • Director Peace and Conflict Studies Program College of Humanities
     Biosketch   -   Curriculum Vitae  

Additional Resources

Lecturer Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses her book "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism," in 2018: