University of Minnesota Webinar Lecture Contains 12-Step Program Offering “Recovery from White Conditioning”

University of Minnesota Webinar Lecture Contains 12-Step Program Offering “Recovery from White Conditioning”

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The University of Minnesota recently held a “webinar series” featuring a lecture, “Recovery from White Conditioning,” that offered 12 steps to rid oneself of “white supremacist” thinking and behaving.

The webinar series was put on by the university’s Center for Practice Transformation and hosted by Cristina Combs, a therapist who—go figure—is white. According to the website, Combs struggled “to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys” and thus developed the “Model of Recovery from White Conditioning” out of these “struggles.”

Here are the program’s 12 steps that, as Daily Wire points out, sound similar to those of Alcoholics Anonymous:

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Step 1: “We admitted that we had been socially conditioned by the ideology of white supremacy.”

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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.”

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.”

Puke. Universities that push this claptrap deserve to be defunded. These destructive, evil ideas are ruining impressionable young people’s intellects and souls. I pray that one day soon these lies will come crashing down like a house of cards.

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