“white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting”
Doing this with faculty members of any other race would be met with shrieks of racism.
The College Fix reports:
Webster University to offer ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ program for faculty and staff
Missouri’s small, private Webster University will be offering its (white-identifying) faculty and staff a chance to “witness their whiteness” beginning in August.
In conjunction with the local YMCA, which has been sponsoring “Witnessing Whiteness” events since 2011, Webster hopes to do its part in helping to “eliminate racism.”
According to the event description, WW is about “white people voluntarily coming together to do work around racism in a supportive, non-threatening setting.” It’s also about “learning to speak about race and racism, exploring white privilege, and practicing allying with sisters and brothers of color.”
The program is open to anyone who “identifies as white.” (That leaves out Rachel Dolezal.)
WW draws upon the work of Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Shelly Tochluk and her book “Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It.” Tochluk’s experiences with race were shaped by her track and field days at UCLA.
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