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The 'peculiar institution' is no artifact of the dead past

Perhaps you've heard of white fragility.

The term was popularized by sociologist Robin DiAngelo in her 2018 book of the same name that seeks to explain why white people often find it so hard to discuss race, why the subject frequently makes them angry and defensive. Well, a textbook example of that fragility recently roiled social media.

We're indebted to Saira Rao, a former candidate

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