“I’m inclined to embrace fury not just in an academic setting, but in a conversation in general. And any essential conversation, I think, probably has the potential to set off some anger.”

                            -Eula Biss on talking about whiteness (interview and transcript here)

So if essential conversations have the potential to set off anger, then we really need to work on being with anger and the discomfort that comes up when we feel it in ourselves or observe it in others.

Anger is NOT inherently negative or bad.

No, in fact, anger has the potential to be a powerful force for action and change.