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Unbearable Whiteness of Being

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.

Williams College Offers Workshops So Faculty Can Process Their Whiteness

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#1 Comment By 92alum On February 13, 2019 @ 12:40 pm

#2 Comment By Mae Thornton On February 13, 2019 @ 5:33 pm

“Rome Bureau Chief” for Breitbart News? Oh, Lordy.

#3 Comment By abl On February 13, 2019 @ 6:41 pm

2:1 odds that “Dr. Williams” came upon the College, and this ‘story,’ by googling his own name.

Also, this is a classical example of Grievance Studies 101. And fake news.

#4 Comment By Mae Thornton On February 13, 2019 @ 6:52 pm

Dr Williams resigned in disgrace from the priesthood after fathering a child with one of the Pope’s assistants. He then revealed that he’d fathered another child years earlier. That’s some serious white street cred.

#5 Comment By Snowed In On February 13, 2019 @ 7:12 pm

We’d rather hear about the controversy over The Memorial in Hollander.

#6 Comment By frank uible On February 13, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

This is a joke, ian’t it?

#7 Comment By Johnny On February 14, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

#8 Comment By Williamstown Resident On February 15, 2019 @ 12:03 pm

I used to believe that faculty and senior staff were clueless about regular people’s lives especially as it pertained to the economy. There’s never a downturn at Williams. No matter what happens, there will be thousands of applicants for 500-600 slots every year. Business is always good regardless of what the rest of the country is feeling. Coupled with tenure, that unbreakable flow of new customers every year must create a tremendous feeling of security.

The one thing that could ruin that gravy train is a loss of reputation. Becoming known as an SJW factory is not good for the college’s reputation. Continue down this path and just watch the job opportunities for alums dry up. You’re already being mentioned in the same breath as Oberlin and Evergreen State. Hampshire College is going out of business. You need to be way more careful about the perception you’re creating.

#9 Comment By Johnny On February 17, 2019 @ 6:35 am

“The one thing that could ruin that gravy train is a loss of reputation. Becoming known as an SJW factory is not good for the college’s reputation. Continue down this path and just watch the job opportunities for alums dry up.”

Hit the nail on the head. Williams is already losing its good reputation. I know many parents who have steered their children away from the Amhersts and Williamses in the past couple years because of the campus culture. Particularly, they are parents of young men who don’t want their sons to become the next John Doe.