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Very Basic, Yet Highly Effective!
Reviewed in the United States on December 14, 2018
Author Robin DiAngelo’s newest book ‘White Fragility’ (June 2018), which is the basis of the abbreviated 35 page Summary by ‘ZIP Reads’ which this book review covers; carefully analyzes the difficulties which prevail in modern societies between Blacks and Whites.
I found this Summary very comprehensive and intelligently articulated with apparently no stone left unturned by the author, Robin DiAngelo, evidenced by the Summary’s content; and as such, this Summary is an excellent starting point for any reader to begin to understand the complexities and difficulties in trying to untangle the long-standing human dilemma of racial injustice and discrimination against Blacks.
Yet despite the exceeding excellence of the contents of ‘White Fragility’ to help guide us as a society or individuals to change for the better; I remind my fellow readers that there is within the pages of the Bible’s New Testament, very basic yet highly effective advice from Jesus Christ, on how we might start to address racial injustice and discrimination; said He … ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
What makes this wise counsel so effective, is that it goes directly to the root cause of our human problem of racial injustice and discrimination, because it directs us to treat each other as ‘equals’ and with ‘respect’, while failure to do so causes a multitude of serious societal problems easily categorized as racial injustice, discrimination, and much worse.
Therefore; I conclude this review with two bits of advice for those among us who wish to co-exist more circumspectly with our fellow black human beings, as well as all other disenfranchised minority groups; either faithfully put into practice the admonition of Jesus Christ to treat others fairly, equally and with respect; or read the ‘ZIP Reads’ Summary based on the ‘White Fragility’ book by author Robin DiAngelo; simply because either choice, if done with real intent, will greatly reward our own individual best efforts to become better human beings, fulfilling the Christian directive to … ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ - (this directive is shown below in its larger context for better clarity of meaning).
Matthew 22:36-40, NLT (New Living Translation).
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses? Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.’ “ (CAPITAL LETTERING added for emphasis).