"With directness, sensitivity, and clarity, Robin DiAngelo leads [participants] through a series of challenging and revelatory discussions that have profound implications ... Her question, What does it mean to be white?, underscores the pressing need for honest dialogueŠabout this tremendously important topic."
-Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Massachusetts
"Rarely will one find an analysis of whiteness (and the problems associated with it) that is as comprehensive as this one (referring to her first book "What Does it Mean to Be White?"). From incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks deflect, deny, and evade the topic of racism, and the implications of our own racial identity and position, to an absolutely on-point interrogation of how racism and whiteness influence white teachers-in-training, and thus, the larger educational process, Robin DiAngelo demonstrates the kind of clarity of thought so needed on this important subject."
-Tim Wise, Author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
"This book (What Does It Mean to Be White?")goes well beyond Diversity Training 101. It is filled with comprehensive knowledge and useful tools for understanding racism and white people's role in it. An invaluable resource for every educator, student, practitioner, and concerned citizen; you will be better prepared to address all forms of oppression after reading this book."
-Eddie Moore, Founder of The White Privilege Conference
"Last Thursday, 22 of your San Francisco colleagues went through the White Fragility training with Robin DiAngelo. It was a powerful, eye-opening and emotional experience. It was the first time many white people (Matt and I included) stepped back to examine our whiteness, and the role that whiteness plays in creating racism. We highly recommend our white colleagues attending this training when it comes to your office. We hope it will open up an opportunity to talk honestly with our colleagues about whiteness in our lives, at FSG and within our work in systems change."
"Robin is a fantastic facilitator and the session has had me thinking and discussing my whiteness with just about everyone in my life. While I think the SF office would agree that we still have a lot of work to do, Robin's session laid the foundation for building greater trust and compassion among one another. I'm looking forward to future conversations on whiteness in our office and across the firm."
"I have seen you present your work in multiple spaces, and each time I'm in awe of your ability to lead a room full of white people to a collective understanding about white supremacy."
-Marisa Anderle, Graduate Assistant, Western Washington University
"I just want to thank you for your work on white fragility. As a white person, this made the most sense to me of anything I have read on the topic of race and white people."
"You do such an amazing job at dealing with the topic of white fragility and privilege! I find it really hard to talk to other white people about this without shutting them down and I wanted to write to thank you for giving us some of the tools to approach both my own and others' defensiveness about our participation in systematic inequality."
- Sean Corbell
"I just read your article "11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism" and wanted to say thank you. Thank you for studying, thank you for writing, thank you for sharing, and thank you for your work -- internal and otherwise."
- Diaris Alexander
"Dr. DiAngelo, your article \"11 Ways\" is so powerful and I am so grateful that you wrote it. I have spent a good portion of my life attempting to grow as a true ally. I have never read anything that puts the issues of addressing my racism and that of others in the white community more clearly and powerfully."
- Trish Sullivan Vanni
"Your nuanced but clearly and succinctly articulated take on race, the power structure, and predominantly white culture's place in the issue needs to be the starting point for the national conversation."
- Brian Makin
"I'm a huge fan of clarity and insight, and your article had oodles of both. It was exceedingly insightful, in more ways than one. You hit on so many points that ring very true to me as a person of color but also as a keen observer of race in America; and you covered ground that I hadn't known or considered before (how could I? I'm not white), particularly about the implicit message of segregation and the "constant messages that we are more valuable." I hope that the kind of insight you gave in your article is what it takes to break through. You laid it bare, exposed it. I hope those who read it have the courage to open their eyes."
- Welcom Ang
“Robin DiAngelo’s presentation was wonderful! She has a thoughtful calm presence and is a great speaker. I got to talk to Robin and I love, loved, loved her! She gave the most amazing presentation I have ever heard!
— Kristi Oden, Ohio Dept of Youth Services
“Robin was the most popular of the selected favorites by our attendees who turned in evaluations. We don't really get a lot of written feedback but those who did add comments said they'd like to continue to hear more about equity and diversity and how to have those hard conversations, so she was a great addition to our conference! We look forward to working with her at some future date. Thank you!”
— Megan Jensen, Director of Member Services, Oregon Community College Association