The City of Seattle held a training session for white employees called “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.”
This is exactly the kind of thought-policing the Left wants to implement everywhere.
First, diversity trainers informed white participants that “objectivity,” “individualism,” “intellectualization,” and “comfort” are all vestiges of internalized racial oppression.
Sometimes both sides of the coin are “oppression.” Are white employees speaking too much? That’s probably the internalized racial superiority of “imposition” or “paternalism.” Are white employees speaking too little? That’s oppression, too, because “silence” is “violence.”
The City of Seattle diversity trainers encourage white employees to “practice self-talk that affirms [their] complicity in racism” and work on “undoing your own whiteness.”
The trainers ask white employees to “let go” of “comfort,” “guaranteed physical safety,” “control over the land,” “social status,” and “relationships with some other white people.”
Then they go through a flow chart that outlines how white people “cause harm to POC,” “show up small and inauthentic,” and are unable to access their “humanity.”
In case some people are wondering if they’re “really white,” they pass out a datasheet called “Assimilation into Whiteness.” Are you of Arab, Jewish, Finnish, German, Italian, Armenian or Irish descent? You’re definitely white. No getting out of this.
As was first reported by Karen Borysenko, the invitation for this training was strictly segregated to “white City employees.” The goal is to teach them how they have “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and must be held “accountable to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.”
How do you know when you’ve successfully “interrupted your whiteness”? –When you “implicate yourself” in racism. –When “other white people may be angry.” –When you have stopped your “white normative behavior.”
Not only does this go against almost every HR policy in existence, it’s insane and stupid.
When you find something like this in your community, expose it, criticize it, mock it, and reject it.