Seattle holds racially segregated training, imploring whites to ‘undo their own whiteness’


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The City of Seattle held a “racially segregated” employee ‘training’ exercise last month directed at white staffers who were ‘taught’ about “undoing your own whiteness” so they could be held to account by persons of color, Fox News reported.

Citing documents that were obtained via a public records request, the session was held June 12, as so-called ‘demonstrators’ had recently set up the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone in the city’s district by the same name.

One of the handouts given to staffers during the session declared that “racism is not our fault but we are responsible,” while another claimed white staffers had to surrender “the land” as well as their “guaranteed physical safety” so they could become an “accomplice” for racial justice.

Christopher F. Rufo, a City Journal editor and head of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, said he was the one who made the public records request pertaining to the training session.

He posted copies of the materials that were handed out to Seattle city staffers on his Twitter account.

“First, diversity trainers informed white participants that ‘objectivity,’ ‘individualism,’ ‘intellectualization,’ and ‘comfort’ are all vestiges of internalized racial oppression,” Rufo wrote.

The materials were generated by the city’s Office of Civil Rights, according to his screenshots. The two-and-a-half-hour session was called, “Training on Internalized Racial Superiority for White People.”

In an email inviting staffers to the event, the office asked that “city employees who identify as white to join this training to learn, reflect, challenge ourselves, and build skills and relationships that help us show up more fully as allies and accomplices for racial justice.”

“We’ll examine our complicity in the system of white supremacy – how we internalize and reinforce it – and begin to cultivate practices that enable us to interrupt racism in ways to be accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) folks within our community,” the email said, as Fox News reported.

Who sent the email is unclear, as the name of the sender was redacted. Rufo said “the City of Seattle has refused to provide the names of the diversity trainers, the budget for the program, or the video of the session.”

“I’m going to keep pushing—because this is exactly the kind of thought-policing they want to implement everywhere,” Rufo tweeted. “The new cultural revolution is being fought via corporate HR, city diversity training, and public school curriculums. When you find something like this in your community, expose it, criticize it, mock it, and reject it.”

Session attendees were shown handout materials, to include one that said they should develop “networks with other white people who are practicing antiracist accomplicehood so you can talk through your struggles in the work of undoing your own whiteness.”

Trainers implored white staffers how to begin “practicing self-talk that affirms our complicity in racism.”

“Racism is not our fault but we are responsible,” a bullet point on the materials said.

To be considered “accomplices” in ‘racial justice,’ whites must surrender “comfort,” “guaranteed physical safety,” “expectations or presumptions of emotional safety,” “control over other people and the land,” and “relationships with some other white people.”

Whites were also advised to pass on “niceties from neighbors and colleagues,” “the certainty of your job,” and “accepting jobs and promotions when we are not qualified, including racial equity jobs.”

White workers were also instructed on how to “interrupt” their own whiteness by being “honest and implicate yourself either in the moment or in past experiences in which you acted or thought similarly.”

News of the racist Seattle training program comes as the new NBC News boss, Cesar Conde, announced he would intentionally discriminate against whites in hiring practices, to fulfill his objective “that 50% of our News organization employees be women and 50% of our total workforce be people of color.”

“As a news organization we have a unique responsibility to reflect the country and all of the communities we serve,” Conde wrote in an internal company memo. “Simply put, we aspire to achieve two concrete goals: that 50% of our News organization employees be women and 50% of our total workforce be people of color.”


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