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University Of Minnesota Offers Lecture Teaching 12-Step AA-Type Program To Recover From Being White ~ https://www.dailywire.com/news/university-of-minnesota-offers-lecture-teaching-12-step-aa-type-program-to-recover-from-being-white?itm_source=parsely-api&utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101620-news&utm_campaign=position7 "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.” 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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