The Processing Whiteness group at Williams College has caught the attention of Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., the Rome Bureau Chief for Breitbart news. Quoting the college’s website, the author reports the Processing Whiteness workshops will furnish “opportunities to analyze and understand white identity, white privilege and racism in a supportive environment that focuses on the experiences of the participants.”
The Breitbart author observes: “The assumption seems to be that ‘whiteness’ is a condition that disposes a person to racism and shame and therefore requires being worked through in a supportive environment.”
“The group will help participants learn to speak about the historical and contemporary implications of white identity, examine race and racism, identify implicit bias and feelings of shame,” states the event description.
Group leaders will also help participants “explore and practice allyship and interrupting racism.”
“It’s important that white people give space in their lives to learning from and bearing witness to people of color’s experiences of racism,” the site declares.
Much of the material for the workshop is be drawn from Shelly Tochluk’s 2010 book Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It.
Witnessing Whiteness “invites readers to consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations,” according to the book description.
The Processing Whiteness group is meant as “a supplement to, not a replacement for, multi-racial dialogues and activism between white people and people of color,” the school website notes.
Processing Whiteness will be provided by Integrative Wellbeing Services Fellow Ruby Solomon, College Rabbi Seth Wax, and Professor of German Gail Newman. It includes eight hour and a half sessions over the Spring 2019 semester. It will meet on Wednesdays from 12:30 – 1:45 pm in Hollander 317 on the following dates: 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 4/3, 4/10, and 4/17. The group is limited to 16 participants.
The most highly rated comments regarding Processing Whiteness are perhaps even more interesting than the article itself. They certainly show how people outside the purple bubble perceive this program.
How about a course on how to identify a fake black hate crime.
Ivy League schools and most of the formerly prestigious colleges like Williams have become cesspools of ignorance.
To assume negative character traits in people due to their race is racism. As usual, the “anti-racist” left is showing who they are: racists.
How about workshops to help “people of color” deal with their racism against white people?
Parents spending a ton of money having the kids indoctrinated in self-loathing anti-white P/C globalist Bull S h I t.
The Williams College website indicates that there will be no costs for participants to participate in this program. Moreover, Williams College has several copies of the book Witnessing Whiteness which are also available for free for faculty and staff. A light lunch will be offered. For the full article at Breitbart, please click on the link below.