Moving Past White Fragility

Ta-Nehisi Coates says that “Good intention is a hall pass through history, a sleeping pill that ensures the Dream.” In response we might ask, in what ways throughout our history have white people, including the “well-intentioned,” ensured that the dream belongs only to us? What is our part in perpetuating a culture of White Supremacy? Robin DeAngelo, in her book, White Fragility, says that when we deny our white privilege and protect ourselves from the discomfort of dealing honestly with racism, including our own, we allow it to continue unchanged. So how can we move past our denial and discomfort and become true anti-racist allies with people of color in the ongoing struggle?