TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Is the University of Cincinnati really sponsoring a workshop on “White Fragility” and “White Tears” this semester?
Peter Hasson at The Daily Caller says a worthless workshop, entitled “White Fragility, White Tears, and White Allies (whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean): Learning to manage emotion in difficult conversations about race and racism,” is only one of 21 worthless “inclusive excellence workshops” sponsored by UC throughout the year. This one-and-a-half hour worthless workshop will take place April 3 and will be lead by Ainsley Lambert, a PhD student who teaches in the university’s sociology department. (MORE)
The Daily Caller says UC’s website doesn’t elaborate on the workshop’s content and the university did not return a request for comment by press time, however…
“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.
“White Tears” is a phrase to describe what happens when certain types of White people either complain about a nonexistent racial injustice or are upset by a non-White person’s success at the expense of a White person.
And “Total Bullshit” is when something is complete crap and screwed up entirely.
And to prove our point, other worthless workshops held throughout the semester at UC address topics including: “Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Classroom and Beyond,” “Starting Your Own Village: Engaging with Diverse Student Groups” and “Building a Diverse Network: Strategies for Building a More Diverse Network.”