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Seattle Trains White Employees to Recognize Their ‘Complicity in the System of White Supremacy’

Seattle Trains White Employees to Recognize Their ‘Complicity in the System of White Supremacy’

“We’ll examine our complicity in the system of white supremacy … and begin to cultivate practices that enable us to … show up more fully as allies and accomplices for racial justice,” read the whites-only email invite.

https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1280281457844346880

It’s official: Human resources departments have become the latest front in the left’s identity politics culture wars.

Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, a liberal who was mugged by reality in February after she attended a Trump campaign rally in New Hampshire, first reported a few weeks ago that the City of Seattle was holding a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness:”

Along with announcing it on Twitter, she included a copy of an email from someone who works for the city who received an invite to participate in a whites-only session in which attendees would “examine our complicity in the system of white supremacy … and begin to cultivate practices that enable us to … show up more fully as allies and accomplices for racial justice.” Read the full email below:

Dr. Borysenko also posted a 30-minute video last month in which she detailed the training documents she’d gotten her hands on. Watch below:

In response, the Discovery Institute’s Wealth and Poverty Center director and City Journal contributing editor Chris Rufo requested public records to find out more about the training presentation. Once he got his hands on the documentation, he posted an eye-opening Twitter thread on some of the specifics that should alarm everyone regardless of political affiliation:

If white employees speak too much, that was a sign of racism:

Next up for white employees was practicing “self-talk” to convince themselves of their alleged “complicity in racism” – to “undo your own whiteness:”

Then there was the supposed need to “let go” of certain things like “guaranteed physical safety” and “social status” and the “certainty of your job:”

Next was the flow chart:

What happened if an employee didn’t “identify” as white but was not black? Too bad – they were still considered white and privileged, according to the group’s “Assimilation into Whiteness” datasheet:

Here are the metrics for gauging “training” effectiveness:

Rufo went on to note that “the City of Seattle has refused to provide the names of the diversity trainers, the budget for the program, or the video of the session” because apparently city leaders consider transparency and accountability as optional things.

He ended his thread by advising people to reject and expose this type of cult-like indoctrination anytime they saw it:

Indeed.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Comments

Good God, even Stalin didn’t go this far.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Tom Servo. | July 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    What an incredible bunch of BS, much like the stuff George Orwell wrote about.

    All this black stuff shows that blacks have ample amounts of arrogance. BLM reminds me a great deal of Muslims, in that both groups think that they have an inalienable right to rule over others, and both groups are intellectually inferior.

Dantzig93101 | July 8, 2020 at 5:20 pm

In defense of the graphic, at least the top left corner is true. The rest of it is nonsense and lies.

NavyMustang | July 8, 2020 at 5:26 pm

“Are you of Arab, Jewish, Finnish, German, Italian, Armenian or Irish descent?”

I just had to guffaw at this. I’m Irish and I can tell you it is a very rare Irishman who is anything but lily white. My lobster red skin after 10 minutes in the sun agrees.

We have descended into total idiocy.

Grrr8 American | July 8, 2020 at 5:38 pm

This mix of 1984-like “2 minutes’ hate” + Maoist-like “struggle session” was ubiquitous in corporate America well before the current Black Lives Matter hysteria — note the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion” organization and all of the big corporate names attached to it, as linked-to and described in “12 Questions for Fauxcohantas and Her Progressive Tribe” (here: https://www.trevorloudon.com/2018/09/twelve-questions-for-fauxcahontas-and-her-progressive-tribe-part-i-of-iii/ ).

It’s about to get much worse as the BLM Cult spreads, demanding that Whites take a knee while taking communion by quaffing the Progressive-Marxist Kool-Aid.

    CorkyAgain in reply to Grrr8 American. | July 8, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Really. I burst out laughing at the idea that HR is “the latest front in the left’s identity politics culture wars”.

    In many companies and government agencies HR has been the beachhead from which the left began their culture war within the organization.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Grrr8 American. | July 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    “quaffing the Progressive-Marxist Kool-Aid.”

    How about barfing “the Progressive-Marxist Kool-Aid” on them?

drednicolson | July 8, 2020 at 5:44 pm

Might as well lead a chant of “White Man Bad! White Man Bad!” while they’re at it.

The unfalsifiable nature of the whole concept is telling. They’ve pre-judged you as racist and any objection you offer is just more proof of your bias. (That’s what prejudice is, by the way. To pre-judge.)

If everything proves white racism, nothing does.

Let go of power?

What group in the history of man willingly/voluntarily gave up their power?

    Morning Sunshine in reply to alohahola. | July 8, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    George Washington.

      alaskabob in reply to Morning Sunshine. | July 8, 2020 at 6:10 pm

      The World expected him to become a “king” and yet he relinquished his sword and command… later setting by example the limit of the president to two terms.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to alohahola. | July 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    More than a bit of lead has been exchanged over this issue. What do these idiots think the ultimate outcome will be? Actually, they do little thinking of significance, and that is why their lives and culture is what it it is.

    I see a 10% population reduction in our future.

Joe Pags interviewed an author who noted that HR at universities and businesses were on the edge of being powerless but with the surge in BLM and “white this or that” recently, they have been given imperial level power… from dumpster to dictator in a few months.

The Friendly Grizzly | July 8, 2020 at 6:12 pm

How many quit?

felixrigidus | July 8, 2020 at 6:18 pm

So, if I’m white and subjected to such an email, do I have cause to sue because of hostile work environment?

Diversity (i.e. color judgments) is a progressive class of bigotry and exclusion.

Refuse to submit the indoctrination and SUE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS out of these Marxists.

    n.n in reply to MAJack. | July 8, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Be careful, the established Church is Progressive with a Pro-Choice, selective, opportunistic religion, controlled by 1%ers foreign and domestic. We know their reach and their willingness to take affirmative action to “cancel” people who are a threat or otherwise deplorable to their order and causes. Prudent and bold.

The Nazis were the quintessential progressives who indulged diversity (i.e. religious dogma that denies individual dignity and individual conscience) to isolate and persecute Jews. Other cultures normalized similar social constructs under different, often euphemistic, em-pathetic systems of judgments and labels.

When the email referred to the Office of Civil Rights conducting this, was it referring to Seattle’s own Office of Civil Rights? The fact that they think a govt agency dedicated to civil rights can discriminate based on race is beyond weird. And the fact that they believe city employees should take paid leave, or be unpaid while they’re insulted based on their race tells me all I need to know about this program.

nordic_prince | July 8, 2020 at 6:47 pm

HR departments have been on the leading edge of mischief and havoc ever since they morphed from “personnel.” Their hiring methods are $#!+, and all the diversity inclusivity crap is their pathetic attempt at justifying their existence in corporate America. This is just their latest shtick to show how “important” and “necessary” HR is.

Well here’s the future of Seattle.

https://youtu.be/OZkr0A9633Q

Toss me a biscuit and I’m all yours!

Woof, woof, woof!

unable to see opportunities to contribute as allies/accomplices

Excuse me, but I am not your servant.

Maybe whites, particularly males, should identify as black lesbian females (with pronouns). When does this become “race assimilation?” What about half black people? Do they only have to go to half the classes?

I won’t be long before these reeducation seminars are mandatory.

A pox on Robin Diangelo and her crackpottery.

Louis Davout | July 8, 2020 at 8:10 pm

Don’t be surprised that this comes out of the Human Relations Department… Where the Hell do you think corporate America has been placing the diversity SJW hires over the past generation?

We are sooooo sick of this crap. And my family has strong Hispanic, Jewish, Asian members. This is all about blacks that refuse to grow up, get educated and take personal responsibility. Aided now by loser whites who have followed the identical course: uneducated, crass criminals, blowhards and bullies. And proud of it.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to puhiawa. | July 8, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    It’s all about the elitists dividing to conquer.

    DEMS have been using that strategy for 60 years now.

Peak woke in action. Hopefully the proponents of this will discover their error in the aftermath of a multimillion dollar jury verdict and a consent decree forbidding this and requiring monitoring by DoJ for future compliance.

If it was good enough for folks in the South who wanted to classify people by race and use that as the basis for discrimination then it’s certainly good enough for Northern race hustlers.

SterlingSzymanski | July 8, 2020 at 9:18 pm

Free speech is quickly going extinct. I am both a Parler user and a Bigwigg user. Parler is more of a free speech alternative to Twitter, but Bigwi.gg seems to have more networking features and is a free speech alternative to Facebook. https://bigwi.gg

Masochism for Dummies.

The next step will be to replace all the white workers with minorities.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to gwsjr425. | July 9, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    They will no doubt try to replace whites with blacks. The problem with that is that a very high percentage of blacks are not smart enough. K-12 education faced that problem many tears ago, their solution was to hire non blacks to get the real work done, and put black figureheads in the top jobs.

    When I was a kid in Flint, MI schools, they were considered the best in the country, 60 years later they no longer deserve to be called schools.

    I will be moving out of Michigan within a year or two, to a Red state. Everything Democrats touch turns to shit, more so since Marxists hijacked the party.

What is perhaps the most strange in this Twilight Zone horror story is that those who are pushing this and similar “policies” are white, woke Leftists. The real problem occurs, for example, when the black community, by a more than three to one margin, are against defunding or disbanding the police and yet black voices rising up to fight this notion are essentially nonexistent. When will these people find their courage and their voice?

    Virginia42 in reply to Cleetus. | July 9, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    When they are kneeling in a courtyard (or a basement), waiting for that 9mm round to the back of the head, they will be thanking their executioners.

I’m so glad I retired years ago. So is The Bride.
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