University Offers Course About ‘White Emotions’ on Racism

A workshop based on “white fragility” and “white tears” will be offered by the University of Cincinnati to address topics such as racism.

The one-and-a-half-hour workshop is officially titled “White Fragility, White Tears, and White Allies: Learning to manage emotion in difficult conversations about race and racism,” and will take place on Apr. 3 for spring semester students.

The event is one of the 21 “inclusive excellence workshops” being hosted by the university this year.

There is no official description or synopsis for the workshop on the school’s webpage, except that it is being led by Ph.D. student Ainsley Lambert. Lambert works for the university’s sociology department, but neither she nor the university returned a request for comment to The Daily Caller.

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According to the International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, “white fragility” is defined as the following:

“White fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.”

H/T: Daily Caller

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