We are not all inevitably doomed to racism

Over the past several years, the University of Alabama’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion vigorously denied that it teaches white racism is inevitable, endemic and cannot be changed. But is this what they teach?

A couple of summers ago DEI at UA hosted a “common read” of the New York Times best-selling book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo.

Knowing DEI people are sensitive to what others write about DEI, I picked a review in the Washington Post, a liberal national newspaper, one would think DEI-sympathetic.

Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic of the Post won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 2017, wrote the review.

“DiAngelo’s book,” he notes, “flattens people of any ancestry into two-dimensional beings fitting predetermined narratives.”

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