Community Book Read: White Fragility

The Lexington Community Coalition invites you to join us as we learn how we can work together to dismantle prejudice and racism. We look forward to sharing books, films, and conversations throughout the year. Our events will focus on Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility. We will host at least three large events and offer opportunities for small group discussions. We also provide other resources that might be of interest. We hope to see and talk with you about this important topic!

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Large Events

Why Read White Fragility?
September 25, 2019, 7:00-8:45pm, at Cary Library (living room)

Understanding White Fragility November 3, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm, at The Depot

Understanding White Fragility November 7, 2019, 9:00-11:00am, at Via Lago

Small Group Discussions

In the upcoming months, the Lexington Community Coalition will be organizing small group book discussions to take place this winter. As we work on building our small groups to be responsive to community needs, it would be helpful if you would provide us with some input. Please complete our short survey!


Here are a few resources to start. Please check back — we will add more resources over time!

Video Clips of Robin DiAngelo Talking About White Fragility


  • Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

  • Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America, by Sharmila Sen

  • Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

  • Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence, by Derald Wing Sue

  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi

  • Despite the Best Intentions, by Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

  • Waking Up White, by Debbie Irving

  • Whistling Vivaldi, by Claude Steele

  • White Like Me, by Tim Wise

  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, by Ronald Tataki

  • Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell 

  • Birth of a White Nation, by Jacqueline Battalora

  • The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein

  • We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • How to be Less Stupid About Race, by Crystal Marie Fleming

  • Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  • Race, Riots, & Roller Coasters: The Struggle Over Segregated Recreation in America, by Victoria W. Wolcott

  • Stamped from the Beginning, by Ibram X. Kendi

  • How to be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Back on the Rez, by Brian Maracle

  • Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto, by Taiaiake Alfred

  • “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 other Myths About Native Americans, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker