Robin DiAngelo’s new book sold fewer than 3,500 copies in its first week, suggesting that people are tired of the sort of racial lectures that sold one million copies of her earlier “White Privilege.”
Yet The New York Times placed it on its new “Best Sellers” list, which the week prior entirely omitted Daily Wire host Michael Knowles’ book on censorship, “Speechless,” despite selling 18,000 copies in a week.
DiAngelo’s newest work, released June 29, is called “Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm.” As of Thursday night, it was ranked #2,288 among all books on Amazon, where it had only 13 reviews — many of them sarcastic.
Now, that is good news for us all. I didn’t expect Robin DiAngelo’s readers to have any sense of humor. Glad I was wrong about that.
Of course, I did expect the NYT to prop of her paltry sales by designating her Pablum on the “Best Sellers list” – and any expectation that the NYT would fairly evaluate the sales of a conservative writer was dashed years ago.
For a person who made her name selling made-up bull crap to a bunch of virtue signaling white millionaires, I don’t think Robin DiAngelo understands much about the bookselling business. When you are buying a book of recipes to make using synthetic beef, you expect at least a foreword mentioning what a nice person you are for taking time to save the planet. You don’t expect the book to call you are a rich snob that needs a new hobby, preferably volunteering at a local homeless shelter.
Similarly, if you are a Bay Area liberal who hasn’t met a black person in your neighborhood in 20 years, and would be very concerned if you did, you don’t buy Robin DiAngelo’s book to learn that you are a rich snob that needs a new hobby, preferably volunteering at a local homeless shelter.
The reason you are buying Robin DiAngelo’s book is to get some tips on how to determine if your neighbor who brazenly flew an American flag on the Fourth of July is a hidden member of the KKK. Also, you probably feel out of date with the woke slang the young people are using today on Facebook, and you need a refresher to impress your child’s classmates who get regular updates in their Berkeley classes.
You would expect Robin DiAngelo’s book to get you up to speed. And instead, Robin DiAngelo is now telling you that you are more racist than the kid next door who does not even have a “no human is illegal” bumper sticker. That is a waste of your money.
You have always thought that you were doing your part of combatting “systemic racism” by lining up pockets of people like Robin DiAngelo. You also religiously watch Don Lemon who tells you not to be concerned about the mass murder of black people in Chicago, because he and Chris Cuomo were just out for a nice dinner, and all the people you met (none of whom were black) didn’t fire a single shot.
And now Robin DiAngelo tells you that your virtue signaling is not good enough. The hell with that b$$ch. On to Ibram X Kendy’s new bestseller, “What to expect when you are expecting: the first signs that your fetus is racist and it’s time to have an abortion.”
Image at top: By Unitarian Universalist Association – 3 Ways to Challenge White Fragility (Featuring Robin DiAngelo) at 3:19, cropped, brightened, removed text, Via YouTube, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=91342072