Feminist Website Launches 8-Week 'Healing from Toxic Whiteness' Program
If you think President Donald Trump is a racist and feel "confused, anxious, and angry with yourself and others around racism," has Everyday Feminism got a deal for you. For the low, low price of $97, and over the short, short time of eight weeks, you can solve your internal racism problem and learn how to stop a racist president!
No, I'm not joking. The liberal website Everyday Feminism has launched a program named "Healing from Toxic Whiteness," in order to free white people of their internal racism and heal their confusion, anxiety, and anger about racism. Interestingly, the program's website does not try to explain how a radical view of white supremacy everywhere will decrease anxiety, or how being trained in protesting for "social justice" will decrease anger.
"Trump's presidency has shaken white people's understanding of racism to its core," the site explains. "It's revealed what many people of ncolor [sic] have known and been naming for generations — that the US has deeply normalized white supremacy and is built on a foundation of systematic oppression."
The "Healing from Toxic Whiteness" program promises to help white people realize their own internal white supremacy and heal from it. Here's how the website explains "toxic whiteness:"
Similar to toxic masculinity, toxic whiteness is something that was created by white supremacy and done to white people. Toxic whiteness is not inherent to white people. However, white people are unconsciously conditioned to perpetuate and be complicit with white supremacy while not even realizing it. And while white people materially and socially benefit from racism, they are also emotionally harmed by it – which is rarely discussed and therefore makes it harder for white people to realize how they’re being manipulated by systemic racism. That's why it's important for white people to free themselves from this toxic whiteness in order to begin developing an anti-racist white identity.
Yes, these people believe that "white people are unconsciously conditioned to perpetuate and be complicit with white supremacy while not even realizing it." Does this involve the alleged "whiteness" of universal Western principles like human rights enshrined in the Declaration of Independence? Buy the class, and find out!
Here's a look at the curriculum:
Module 1 - A Framework on How White Supremacy Emotionally Harms White People
Module 2 - The Cyclical Journey of Healing from Privilege
Module 3 -The Compassionate Activism Approach and First Practice of Noticing Toxicity and Acknowledging Multiple Realities
Module 4 - The Second Practice of Humble Curiosity and Gentle Mindfulness
Module 5 - The Third Practice of Compassionate Self-Accountability and Radical Education
Module 6 - The Fourth Practice of Compassionate Truth-Telling and Consciousness-Raising Inquiry
Module 7 - The Fifth Practice of Shared Envisioning and Compassionate Non-Cooperation
Module 8 - Bringing It Together and Into Your Life
Module 9 - Top Questions Answered
Module 10 - Bonus Guided Exercises