Day 4: is a look at Race in literature. This is a very short listen (3 hours) but really impactful. My white privilege means when I read something that I don’t think about players in the story based on their race but I should pay more attention. Particularly in classics where she points that class and race played huge parts even in the fabric of the background of the story. This made me pause and think about my favorite stories. We are taught a lot even through things that seem they aren’t teaching that Whiteness is higher class, deserves to be the hero, and often the work for that to happen falls on those of other races. This isn’t how it should be but as I think back to my favorite stories, it is unfortunately how it was portrayed. I have a lot to unpack and I know this will shape my reading going forward.
Day 3 is another book that is centered on becoming aware of your privilege as a white person. It is not as uncomfortable a read as some others, so I would totally recommend this to people who you need to open the conversation with. Those that are staunch that white privilege is not a thing or that are grappling with what exactly is white privilege. It will definitely start a conversation with those less willing to have it.
Day 2: Not going to lie this book made me uncomfortable because I had to confront some things about myself—either things I did or I let slide that happened in front of me. If you are white and listen to this be prepared to think hard.
June is Audiobook Month: Day 1 White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo and Narrated brilliantly by Amy Landon is something I have listened to 6x. Every single time I want to crawl in a hole and ignore what is going on around me—I listen to it.
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