The Civil Rights Office in Seattle has developed a "Racial and Social Justice" curriculum on "Institutionalized Racial Superiority" for all 10,000 city employees.
According to Yahoo, the program should only train white people. This is evident from documents received by independent journalist Christopher Rufo. In a series of tweets he explains the core of the program and even shares a PowerPoint slide from the course with the question: "What do we do in the white room?"
"I have received new documents from the city's separate" white-only "trainings that introduce white employees to the cult of critical racial theory," Rufo wrote on Twitter.
"After the participants arrive, they have to announce their pronouns and tell the coaches when they first became racial – in other words, when they started their journey of internalized racism," he added.
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In a follow-up tweet, he found that the Civil Rights Office asked white workers to process feelings of "sadness, shame, paralysis, confusion, and [and] denial," and then "took action" to reassess resources distribute, change who is in power. [and] change institutions. "
Participants are asked to examine how they benefit from "white domination", how their "white fragility" "appears at work" and how "white silence" "harms black people," Rufo tweeted.
As part of the training, employees examine how "whites internalize the system of white supremacy" through values such as "individualism", "intellectualization", "objectivity" and "comfort".
It is values like these that "must be abolished from the work of the city government," Rufo wrote.
"After all, white workers have to get involved in the white supremacy system," he tweeted. "You must" share a time in the past two to three months during which [you] … harmed a colored person. "As soon as they have identified their guilt publicly, they have completed their training."
The Civil Rights Office in Seattle is not the only government agency that requires white workers to verify their "privilege". The Los Angeles Department of Civil Rights for the public transport system also encouraged employees to take part in discussions on “Non-Racism vs. Anti-racism ”and“ racist micro-aggressions ”.