Back in February 2017, a group called Everyday Feminism caught our eye with a $97 online course on “healing from toxic whiteness.” White women could study modules like, “The Cyclical Journey of Healing from Privilege” and “The Compassionate Activism Approach and First Practice of Noticing Toxicity and Acknowledging Multiple Realities.”
Now The Federalist is reporting that Everyday Feminism is at it again, offering the renamed “Healing from Internalized Whiteness” course that spans three days and costs $475.
Across the country this spring, three-day training sessions will be taking place to help heal the condition of whiteness.https://t.co/dFJDJc6JYc
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) December 13, 2018
David Marcus writes:
So what does “healing internalized whiteness” mean? According to the website, internalized whiteness is “…the trauma of people of European descent being turned into white people by white supremacy – and then being taught that whiteness is good, but it doesn’t exist.” There’s a lot of unpack here.
The very concept of healing internalized whiteness means that whiteness itself must be a sickness, or wound. Now, proponents would argue that they are not saying that being a white person is in and of itself a sickness, but they are saying that every white person has a condition, called whiteness, that is making them sick. It’s hard to see the real difference.
Have $500 and some days off from work? You, too, can "heal your internalized whiteness!" https://t.co/qw3mZ65uwn
— Inez Stepman (@InezFeltscher) December 13, 2018
— stimulintellect (@stimulintellect) December 13, 2018
Has to be from The Onion…right? #smh
— Mike Paull (@GAPGAMP) December 13, 2018
— Tom Farr (@TomFarr1961) December 13, 2018
Are they getting more stupid by the day, or is it just me?? 🤦♀️
— Peggy Williams (@PeggyWi69224915) December 13, 2018
— Donna Harless ⭐⭐⭐ (@DonnaHarless7) December 13, 2018
Makes it sound like leprosy.
— Mr Sparkly Sparkle (@MisterSparkle3) December 13, 2018
LMFAO. I am White. Anyone bothered by that can Eff Off.
— JoWazzoo (@JoWazzoo) December 13, 2018
Now, see, you need the course more than anyone. We’ll get a GoFundMe going to pay the tuition.
Actress crushed by Beto O'Rourke's loss wants white women to 'choke to death on the white supremacist patriarchal c*ck' https://t.co/zr557dnKUS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 12, 2018