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‘Wokeshop’ Hosted by College of Lewis & Clark Promises to ‘Dismantle Whiteness’

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Bridget Lucas

March 1, 2024

The College of Lewis and Clark is hosting a “Deconstructing Whiteness Wokeshop” that “aims to critically engage white students with their identity in a way that allows them to dismantle the whiteness,” according to a tip received through Young America’s Foundation’s Campus Bias Tip Line.

The three-part training series will begin the evening of March 4 and continue weekly.

The event’s online calendar listing doesn’t go into much detail about what exactly students will be “learning,” so the New Guard reached out to the event’s organizers.

According to Erin Khong, a member of the private institution’s administration, “white students need to work on digesting and working through their privilege.” She noted that while the event is “designed to enable self-interrogation,” non-white students are also encouraged to join, because “everyone’s affected by whiteness.”

Khong went on to share a list of materials and videos that will be used throughout the “wokeshop.”

Before the first session, students are instructed to read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh. This three-page document strives to make students feel guilty for the supposed benefits of their whiteness, including their children being given “curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race,” having neighbors who are “neutral or pleasant,” and the ability to use checks, credit cards, and cash, among other ridiculous assertions of “white privilege.”

During the first session, students will fill out a “social identity wheel” and receive their next reading assignment, “Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America.”

During the second session, participants will discuss the previous reading, watch a TED Talk by leftist activist Baratunde Thurston, and receive another reading assignment, “Me and White Supremacy” by Laya Saad.

During the final session, students will watch another TED Talk, titled “Bad White People.” They’ll be told that in order to become “good white people,” they must align with every aspect of the Left’s ideology.

This is far from the only case of explicit racism currently being pushed in higher education. A few weeks ago, the New Guard exposed clips from a “Diagnosing Whiteness” lecture at the University of California San Francisco. 

The Left is determined to paint “whiteness” as a disease that must be cured. Students must reject this harmful notion.

 


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