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The University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work and Continuing Education Series recently hosted what they called a Special Webinar Series that was titled, “Deconstructing & Decentralizing White-ness in Practice: A Three-Part Series,” in which a lecture titled “Recovery from White Conditioning” taught white people how to use a “12-step” program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous to “recover and reclaim our full humanity.”

Therapist Cristina Combs, who created the program, spent “years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys,” the website for the series claims.

“Combs began the lecture by acknowledging that ‘I am on traditional Dakota land,’ the territory of a Native American tribe which settled in Minnesota,” The College Fix reported, in a lengthy article detailing the presentation. “She also acknowledged ‘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.’”

After asking, “What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘white supremacy?”, Combs showed a slide with images of Ku Klux Klan members and white nationalists in Charlottesville, then replaced their images with one of herself, commenting, “When BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) activists would use the term ‘white supremacy’ to talk about the systems that needed to change and the work that white people needed to do, my instinct was to recoil. It felt like too hard or too raw of a word, and I didn’t like it. And I ultimately realized that that is my ego … Stepping into that tension and accepting my connection to white supremacy 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.”

In her preamble to the explanation of her 12-step program toward racial sobriety, Combs quoted feminist author Bell Hooks saying that “‘imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy’ [is] the power structure underlying the social order.”

The 12 steps in the program:

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.”

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.”

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Rick October 18, 2020
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How about a 1 step plan.......SEND ALL BLACKS BACK TO AFRICA.....
Corrupt world October 18, 2020
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You got some crazy chump rear-sniffers running programs in the States there guys. Get rid of them, because the country is embarrassing itself. Yep; whites are 7% of the worlds population with over 50% of all inventions; yet are considered the problem. Whites should take their toys back, and dispose of commies onto a separate island.
Corrupt world October 18, 2020
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You got some crazy ch1mpsh1tsniffers running programs in the States there guys. Get rid of them, because the country is embarrassing itself. Yep; whites are 7% of the worlds population with over 50% of all inventions; yet are considered the problem. Whites should take their toys back, and dispose of commies onto a separate island.
1St A October 18, 2020
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What the fuck is this! I am a 65, white , male born and reared in Mississippi and I have never met anyone that was in the KKK or had been to a clan rally or even heard of one in my lifetime.
ERIC October 18, 2020
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FUCKING RACIST ASSFUCKS! FUCK THESE COMMIE RACIST BASTARDS! BEING WHITE ISN'T AN ILLNESS, YOU RACIST FUCKS!! & I'D RATHER BE WHITE THAN LIBTARDED!
JACK Scarpon October 18, 2020
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DEEP ROOTED CRAZY LUNATIC SYNDROME TOOK OVER THE UNIVERSITY!!! CUT ALL FUNDING TO THIS RACISTS INSTITUTE!!
pjt October 18, 2020
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I am trying really hard to not laugh. Well, I'm losing that battle. Bwahahahaha !!!!!
Dennis October 18, 2020
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If I have to pay money for this 12-step program - lecture I will request to have my money back, because after all is said and done I'M STILL WHITE, and proud of it.
Gordon October 17, 2020
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Proof that we're living in the Zombie Apocalypse ! What Minnesota really needs is an AA styled course on how to break brain dead liberals from socialist/communist thought control.
Fred October 17, 2020
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As soon as the people creating and promoting such ideology discontinue use of all creations of white cultures, artistic, linguistic, technological scientific, medical, etc., they can speak for the remainder of their 40 year life expectancy. Until then, they are hypocrites.
LST October 17, 2020
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Fuck them, I'm a whitey and PROUD OF IT. IT sure beats being the color of a turd.
Steve Fye October 17, 2020
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As a Norwegian American I find that garbage offensive.
Bill Fauerbach October 17, 2020
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Cristina Combs is a brainwashed Psychopath. Has she lost her mind??? Who, in their right ind would sign up for this course??? What a sick individual. If she feels bad for being a white person, she needs to seek professional help - NOT giving it. People like this make me sick.
RockyMtn 1776 October 17, 2020
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Where else except brainwashed America could you find find white people protesting against white people for being white people ? This is yet another shining example of cultural insanity.
Stephen Russell October 17, 2020
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How about 1 for being Leftists & white like slave owners too/ Make=, make Fair Applies to Leftists 2
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