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White Fragility
White Fragility
Acrylic on Paper
30”x22”
2022

In “White Fragility”, I used data on percentages of white Americans who believe that they have been personally discriminated against because they are white to determine the placement of stronger or more fragile pieces of lace in a grid. The full squares of lace indicate white Americans who do not believe that they are discriminated against (45%). Rectangular half-grid sections of lace represent white Americans who believe that they are discriminated against but don’t have a specific example of a moment when this happened (12%). Grid squares with varying yellow dots behind the lace are as follows: Convex corners represent the 19% of white Americans who believe they are discriminated against in pay equity and when applying for promotions, concave corners represent the 11% who believe they were discriminated against when applying to college, and curved lace ribbons represent the 13% of white Americans who believe they are discriminated against when applying for jobs.

White Fragility