Robin DiAngelo’s book White Fragility just entered its third year on the New York Times best sellers list, but her latest release — Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm — seems unlikely to match that performance. Still, it has broken onto the prestigious book list ahead of at least one better-selling book by a conservative author: Michael Knowles’ Speechless, which sold nearly twice as many copies, according to Publishers Weekly.
White Fragility saw sales skyrocket after the death of George Floyd, but her follow-up has opened to negative reviews and poor sales. “Robin DiAngelo’s last book sold over a million copies. Her new title debuted with about 3,500 sold the first week,” according to Eric Nelson of Broadside Brooks.
Robin DiAngelo’s last book sold over a million copies. Her new debuted with about 3500 sold the first week. That’s pretty interesting.
— Eric Nelson (@literaryeric) July 8, 2021
Yet the New York Times catapulted DiAngelo ahead of better-selling authors to