if you think of yourself as one of the “good” white people, you think you’ve got it down. You see the latest person caught on camera using the “n-word,” that’s what racism is to you. Whatever you’re doing isn’t racist.
And so you don’t think about the whiteness of your neighborhood, your school system or your office.
Understanding how racism plays a role in those daily situations takes thought and effort, DiAngelo says.
She’s been at it for two decades. And here’s what she can say today:
“I’m really confident that I do less damage to people of color than I used to do,” she says. “That is what I can say to you. I do less damage than I used to.”
This is the version of our story that aired on Michigan Radio. To hear an extended version of our interview with Robin DiAngelo on the theory of white