“importance of talking to white children about race”
Progressive parents in Washington probably just love programs like this one.
The College Fix reports:
Elite private school offers workshop ‘Parenting While White’
Regular readers of The College Fix are well aware of how so-called “whiteness” can be defined as virtually anything, and be culpable for just about any conceivable malady.
Affluent, progressive Caucasians are big fans of this sort of stuff; why else would they shell out over $22,000 for just pre-K to a school that offers what the Charles Wright Academy does?
As part of its diversity, equity and inclusion program, the pricey private institution near Tacoma, Washington offers a monthly “affinity group for parents” titled “Understanding Whiteness.” Last month it also held “Parenting While White” and “The Importance of Discussing Social Identity with Your Kids” trainings (see flier).
All three are led by the co-founder of the Teaching While White website Elizabeth Denevi, an assistant professor at Lewis & Clark College. Some of Denevi’s published works include “White Fragility in Students,” “Helping Whites Develop Antiracist Identities: Overcoming Their Resistance to Fighting Racism” and “What If Being Called ‘Racist’ is the Beginning, Not the End, of the Conversation?”
The “Parenting While White” workshop discusses the “importance of talking to white children about race,” with Denevi offering helpful tips as well as “mistakes and lessons learned.” This and the social identity workshop allegedly are places where parents can “ask important questions about navigating healthy identity development.”
Denevi and Teaching While White partner Jenna Chandler-Ward say their program deals with how whiteness is “a set of assumptions that is the baseline from which everything is judged [and] what passes for normal.”
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