Seattle Forces White Employees To Train To ‘Affirm Their Complicity’ In Racism And ‘Undoing’ Their Whiteness: Report

Cities and communities across the country have been damaged and destroyed as some protests have turned into riots.

The protests and riots began in Minnesota after video emerged of a now-former Minneapolis police officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes, leading to his apparent death.

Several have exploited Floyd’s death to riot, damage property, and inflict violence on others.

Last week, one Democratic governor who chose not to keep his state safe or stop any riots is now asking President Donald Trump for $500 million to help repair the damage.

Now, one liberal-controlled city is demanding white people take bias classes to address their apparent racism.

The city of Seattle held a training session for white employees aimed at teaching them how to “practice self-talk” that “affirms their complicity” in racism and about “undoing” their own whiteness.

“The City of Seattle held a training session for white employees called ‘Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,’” the director of the Center on Wealth & Poverty and contributing editor at City Journal, Christopher Rufo, tweeted Monday.

Rufo added that the diversity trainers encourage white employees to “practice self-talk that affirms [their] complicity in racism” and urge them to work on “undoing your own whiteness” while also providing employees with a flow chart meant to illustrate how white people “cause harm” to people of color.

According to Rufo, the city has declined to provide the names of the diversity trainers, the program’s budget, or video from the session, which took place on the Microsoft Teams platform

Several political commentators responded to Rufo’s thread, criticizing Seattle officials for the taxpayer-funded, white-only training.

“My liberal friends & acquaintances see themselves as evidence-based & pro-science,” American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers wrote. “But they are mostly silent about the nonsensical pseudo-science that informs corporate & academic diversity training. Look what happened in Seattle.”

“These ‘training sessions’ are taxpayer-funded cult indoctrination sessions, with all the coercion and abolition of independent thought that the word ‘cult’ implies,” journalist Michael Tracey responded.

“It is, and always has been, about domination,” author and podcaster Michael Malice tweeted in a thread of his own. “People can take informed action accordingly.”

“Any form of anti-racism which argues that individualism, objectivity or intellectualization are attributes that are somehow especially characteristic of whites is, in fact, a form or racism,” writer and professor Yascha Mounk tweeted.

The training, which took place in mid-June, came as peaceful protests, looting, and riots broke out in Seattle and across the country following the death of George Floyd in late May.