Seattle offers classes on 'white fragility,' to explain roots of guilt

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From Fox News: A city-run cultural program in Seattle is offering residents classes on “white fragility” to white folks understand why they can’t seem to handle matters involving race, and tickets have sold out.
Lecturer Robin DiAngelo, who coined the term, is teaching the taxpayer-funded class for the city Office of Arts and Culture. She defines white fragility as “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.”
Critics say it is just the latest attempt at spreading white guilt, following in the footsteps of concepts such as “white privilege.”

Lecturer Robin DiAngelo

Lecturer Robin DiAngelo


“By the way, DiAngelo is white,” noted Todd Herman, of MyNorthwest.com. “But she doesn’t have any bias or fragility. And we’re going to pay her a bunch of money to teach a class on white fragility!”
The Office of Arts and Culture, which has a budget of $8.3 million, is holding two 4-hour classes, Aug. 17 and Sept. 7. Tickets are $60 and both lectures are sold out. Erika Lindsay, a city spokesperson, says staffers have been working on the event, but she could not pinpoint how much taxpayers are shelling out for the program.
“A primary role of our office is to provide programs and resources to help the arts and culture sector flourish and many arts and cultural organizations see the ability to become more inclusive as a major step towards their ability to thrive,” she said.
DiAngelo, who is white, has made a career out of studying whiteness. She earned her doctorate in Multicultural Education from the University of Washington in 2004. Ten years later she became a tenured professor in whiteness studies at Westfield State University. Now she is back in Seattle working as a lecturer at the University of Washington. She’s also director of equity for Sound Generations, Seattle/King County and was recently appointed to co-design Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Anti-Racism Training program.
Seattle is not alone in spending tax dollars on educating white people about their purported fragility. Portland Community College held a series of lectures in April under the heading: “Whiteness History Month Project.”
Melinda Bullen, Diversity Resource Center coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College, lectured on “white fragility.” Bullen, who is white, told attendees, “because of their position of privilege and accustomed racial comfort, whites will often display racial arrogance by denying, debating, trivializing racism or critical thought regarding racial conflict.”
Bullen also says white people need to be much harder on themselves. “Seeing yourself as well-meaning,” she said, “removes responsibility for your actions…good intentions are one of the great hindrances to honest conversations about race.”
h/t Hot Air
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Dr. Eowyn
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“Tickets are $60 and both lectures are sold out.”
A fool and his money, etc. etc.
Betcha libs with “white guilt” don’t believe in a moral God. Their “white guilt” is a projection of their guilt from their atheism.

carole jesse
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carole jesse

What a bunch of crap!

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Dave
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Dave

Liberalism isn’t merely a mental disorder anymore, it’s a full-blown mental illness.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, you can’t say it isn’t “profitable”. She earned her “doctorate in multi-cultural education”. That’s like “Modern Woman” or “Underwater Basket Weaving”. Her future depends on making others feel guilty about their birthright. It may as well be “short people”. “……Short people, got no reason, to live…”. I wouldn’t go to something like this if they paid ME! I’ve walked out of classes or seminars that were less vulgar than the description of hers. Imagine, no mater what you say, you’re wrong. You will be “in denial”, or “failing to address the problem”. Anything short of “I’m totally at fault… Read more »

weezy
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weezy

So far, I am free, white, and owned by God. I was created white, created female. I have NO problems with that at all. I must say she knows how to make money, the root of all evil. I can’t believe the tickets are sold out. That means a lot of disturbed liberals are running around looking for themselves. I know who and what I am and I am very satisfied. My husband is a real man and I am satisfied with that.

stevor
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more proof that the insanity of bill gates has swallowed the whole state

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

There must be something in the drinking water in order to create so any loonies that would actually not only pay to be harangued, but sit still and listen to it.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

Dang!!…Is television and the news media not making people stupid enough for em?

Dan
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Dan

Hers is a variant of the worst argument in the world, drawing a conclusion diametrically opposite to that demanded by the straightforward facts of the matter, such as the fact that racist atrocities are committed almost exclusively by blacks against whites.
Marxists like DiAngelo and her handlers know that “educating” whites will have exactly no effect on black racist violence against whites, except to invite more of it, particularly since DiAngelo and her ilk make a living fanning the flames of black racial animosity toward whites. She and her kind ought to be hanged for inciting murder and mayhem.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Here is an “object lesson” in what this is all about:
https://investmentwatchblog.com/soros-trains-socialists-to-combat-populists-brags-about-propaganda-to-brand-police-as-racist-runs-online-voting-in-utah-and-across-the-us-gives-650000-in-cash-to-blm-for-fomenting-violent-revolut/
They are grooming anyone that they can. Read this carefully and see if you can spot the points of connection. This is how, like today, BLM manages to pick up another cool $100M. The last time I looked, it was still illegal to fund a terrorist organization.
I guess it depends on your definition of “who” is a terrorist.

SapphireSunday
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SapphireSunday

Aren’t “white privilege” and “white fragility” exactly the kind of race-based stereotypes these people have been whining about for decades, when the stereotypes involve “persons of color”?

Glenn47
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Glenn47

I am white as the driven snow and I have not one guilty bone in my body. I have done no one harm and held no slaves. I have worked as many as three jobs at one time and given generously to charities. I have paid my taxes proudly for over 40 years. I have worked as a volunteer 4-H leader, scout leader, and volunteer fireman. I have donated lots of food for food drives. I have helped those stranded by blizzards. I have no reason to be harder on myself and shame on those trying to shame white’s into… Read more »

Anne M. Berg
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Anne M. Berg

Her last name could not be more fitting. She is full of it.
~Melinda Bullen, Diversity Resource Center coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College, lectured on “white fragility.” Bullen, who is white, told attendees, “because of their position of privilege and accustomed racial comfort, whites will often display racial arrogance by denying, debating, trivializing racism or critical thought regarding racial conflict.”~

Paul Blake
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Will she help all those white folk get over their white slavery issues?
—And then get into bringing out their Celtic Pride Roots. Cover themselves in tattoos, and blue dye! Then bring out a six foot tall jug full of various alcoholic beverages mixed together, “party big time!” Then charge out into the neighborhood and in a head hunting party! And use the collected heads in a how to make drinking cups out of skulls craft class, where do I sign-up!

Esther Bunny Brown
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Esther Bunny Brown

In the event of the white peoples/thedes being declared extinct, which event could happen – a world-wide holiday and commemoration, or infighting and self-destruction among the perpetrators as detailed in this: https://www.riksavisen.no/rejoice-jesus-christ-is-here-to-take-us-home/ At least there are off-world white thedes, I think, and I doubt some of them would find the “lectures” good for one’s spiritual health. Typing of spiritual health, I wish someone or something would help us retrieve and restore the two tablets of the white race (as mentioned by the Hopi; according to Hopi traditions, if I recall accurately, the black, red and yellow races have their sets… Read more »

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Charles Bates
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Charles Bates

For my part, I have no guilt about anything involving race. In fact, two great grandfather’s that I know of served in the Civil War. I would like compensation for the lousy paycheck they received while fighting cross the South. for four years. As for me I lost my white privilege card in Vietnam.