The University of Minnesota recently hosted a virtual lecture designed to “teach white people” about their “ties to white supremacy” and how to counteract their “whiteness” by using a “12-step program” mirrored after the Alcoholics Anonymous program.
The two-hour “Recovery from White Conditioning” lecture, hosted through the school’s Center for Practice Transformation (more like “Center for Programming and Indoctrination”), featured therapist Cristina Combs.
PSA: If you’re already about to lose it, you might want to sit this one out. If not, please continue — although, I can’t make any promises about how you’ll feel by the end, particularly if you watch the video.
Combs began the lecture by acknowledging that “I am on traditional Dakota land.” She also gave a shoutout to “George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all of the other lives stolen from families and communities and our world due to police brutality and state-sanctioned violence.”
(You can still bail, you know.)
She then asked attendees: “What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘white supremacy?’”
Combs already “knew” the answer, of course.
As part of her answer, she displayed a slide titled, “The face of white supremacy.” On the slide were pictures of Ku Klux Klan members, as well as white nationalists in Charlottesville. She then took those images off and put a picture of her own face on the screen.
Ooh, clever. See what she did, there? [Eye-roll emoji.]
“Stepping into that tension and accepting my connection to white supremacy,” she said, “has been a freedom of sorts to show up in better alignment with my values and do the work for the rest of my life.”
— Dr. Carol M. Swain (@carolmswain) October 15, 2020
Here’s how The Tennessee Star described the 12-step program:
The University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work hosted a virtual lecture recently that aimed to teach white people about their white supremacy and how to counteract it by using a “12 step” program mirrored after the one used by people in Alcoholics Anonymous.
The two-hour “Recovery from White Conditioning” lecture, hosted through the school’s Center for Practice Transformation, featured therapist Cristina Combs.
Combs is a University of Minnesota alumnus who created the white supremacy 12 step program “after years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys,” according to the university’s website.
Here are the first six steps. Click here for a (nauseating) description of how Combs presents each step, via The College Fix:
Step 1: “We admitted that we had been socially conditioned by the ideology of white supremacy.”
Step 2: “We came to believe that we could embrace our ignorance as an invitation to learn.”
Step 3: “We develop support systems to keep us engaged in this work.”
Step 4: “We journeyed boldly inward, exploring and acknowledging ways in which white supremacist teachings have been integrated into our minds and spirits.”
Step 5: “We confessed our mistakes and failings to ourselves and others.”
Step 6: “We were entirely ready to deconstruct previous ways of knowing, as they have been developed through the lens of white supremacy.”
We’ll get to 7-12 in a minute.
Is it any wonder how Antifa anarchists and other radicals who burned and looted American cities throughout the summer came to be as radicalized as they are?
Almost as bad — or worse, depending on one’s perspective — are the untold numbers of non-radical, young white people who have been affected by the orchestrated indoctrination of the Left.
In a related story earlier this week, my sister-in-law’s 14-year-old daughter randomly turned to her while watching an unrelated TV program, and declared: “I hate being white.”
“Why?” my stunned sister-in-law asked. “Because white people are bad,” was her daughter’s response.
12 Steps of Recovery from White Conditioning
RECOVERY FROM WHITE CONDITIONING https://t.co/0yEhGrqskp
this is propaganda taught to our kids
— Leslie Mack (@lesliemack) September 28, 2020
While Colms told The Tennessee Star her program “helps people recover from whiteness,” the ugly little secret is Colmes and people like her are hellbent on teaching white people (children, preferably) how to “self-loathe.”
“I also want to hold that alongside the tension that, in this model, we are, in fact, centering whiteness, but we are centering it differently: to expose it, study its patterns, and to transform its violent legacy.”
Disgusting, insane, or both?
Step 7: “We humbly explored new ways of understanding…proactively seeking out new learning and reconstructing a more inclusive sense of reality.”
Step 8: “We committed ourselves to ongoing study of our racial biases, conscious or unconscious, and our maladaptive patterns of white supremacist thinking.”
Step 9: “We develop strategies to counteract our racial biases.”
Step 10: “We embraced the responsibility of focusing on our impact, more than our intentions, in interactions with people of color.”
Step 11: “We engage in daily practices of self-reflection.”
Step 12: “We committed ourselves to sharing this message with our white brothers, sisters, and siblings…in order to build a supportive recovery community and to encourage personal accountability within our culture.”
If you’re of the mind to watch the video, click “Watch on Vimeo,” below. (Yes, despite the “Sorry” message, you’ll be able to watch it.)
It’s always a reassuring feeling to see our tax dollars hard at work within the no-longer-hallowed halls of academia, huh?