On January 2, 2021, the New York Post published an article by freelance opinion writer Rav Arora titled, “Teaching ‘White Fragility’ Is Bad For Kids Of Color.” Arora appeared on BackTalk, Successful Black Parenting’s syndicated podcast and webcast for parents, along with Dr. Nakia Hamlett, a psychologist whose research focuses on mental health and trauma in Black children, and Lauryn Whitney, a mother and Black child advocate.
Arora’s article references the book by author Robin DiAngelo titled, White Fragility, which teaches white people how to discuss sensitive racial issues through adapting behaviors that often stymie race-based conversations. DiAngelo was also invited on BackTalk but could not attend due to a scheduling conflict.
In this episode of BackTalk, the guests along with our publisher, J.R. Celeste discuss Arora’s article, along with other controversial issues such as affirmative action, murders of Black men by police officers, white privilege, and more. Listen to learn about Successful Black Parenting’s stance on teaching Black children about white fragility and how to help your child to manage racial awareness and confrontation.
LINKS DISCUSSED ON BACKTALK
Ask Yourself video by Lauryn Whitney