Williams College in Massachusetts is offering faculty and staff a series of workshops aimed at getting them to better understand “white identity, white privilege and racism.”
The Williamstown school will run “Processing Whiteness” in an attempt to help participants “learn to speak about the historical and contemporary implications of white identity, examine race and racism, identify implicit bias and feelings of shame and explore and practice allyship and interrupting racism.”
The College Fix, an education watchdog website, reported on the workshops Monday.
The website noted that teaching material is gleaned from former UCLA track and field athlete Shelly Tochluk’s “Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It.”
The event’s website also cites Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere (AWARE), which implores: “It’s important that white people give space in their lives to learning from and bearing witness to people of color’s experiences of racism.”
Sessions run through April 17.
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