'White Fragility’ author Robin DiAngelo explains why white people shouldn’t say they’re 'not racist’
On the surface, a white person saying out loud that they're "not racist" might seem like a positive thing.
But Dr Robin DiAngelo, author of the best-selling book White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, has a different take on it.
"White people often say 'I'm not racist,'" she tells Jimmy Fallon in the clip above. "I know you have, I have, done things in my life I recognise as racist today. I would not do them again. They were neither intentional, or even conscious, and yet they wounded other people nonetheless.
"I think white people should remove that phrase from their vocabulary: 'I'm not racist.' Trust me, it's not convincing to black people." Read more...More about Racism, Jimmy Fallon, Dr Robin Diangelo, Entertainment, and Politics