The University of Wisconsin-Madison invited Robin DiAngelo, the author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” to their annual Diversity Forum… to further teach us about how all white people are racist, of course.

A black woman named Channing Brown, represented by the same New York-based speakers bureau, also spoke at the event. However, the white author was paid 70% more for her speech than the black woman… while talking about racism.

DiAngelo was paid $12,750 for her keynote speech, while Channing Brown, the other keynote speaker, received just $7,500 for the same job. 

DiAngelo has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame as the left devours her book. “White Fragility” has earned the author over $2,000,000 in sales. It makes sense for her to be paid more, since she is a higher profile speaker. But, according to DiAngelo’s own logic, this is really indicative of a racist capitalist society. 

“DiAngelo has called such inequitable treatment the racist heart of capitalism, claiming that ‘capitalism is dependent on inequality.… If the model is profit over everything else, you’re not going to look at your policies to see what is most racially equitable.’ As she writes in her bestseller White Fragility, she believes racism helps white people and hinders non-white people at every step of the employment process: ‘Whiteness has psychological advantages that translate into material returns,’” the Washington Free Beacon reported.

Either her position is flawed, or she is contributing to this racist society. 

I’m thinking there’s probably a little of both. 

DiAngelo reportedly has three homes worth over 1.5 million dollars. She also charges up to $30,000 for a 60 to 90 minute speech. It doesn’t really seem she hates capitalism. 

Let’s see how DiAngelo responds to the vast inequality of payment. 

Her website defines “white fragility” as “a state in which even a minimal challenge to the white position becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive responses.” 

It’d be ironic if she just became the spokesperson for “white fragility” in the worst way possible. 


Hat Tip: The Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Wire

Image Credit: Wikipedia

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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