University of Minnesota Offers 12- Step Whiteness Recovery Program

This is no joke.

The University of Minnesota just launched the following AA-styled program - Recovery from White Conditioning. The program, developed by Cristina Combs, is said to help white people ‘recover and reclaim our full humanity’.

Apparently, being white is now a sub-human disease that necessitates the recovery from, just like alcoholism.

Like much of the narrative coming out of the far-left these days, this rhetoric is now permeating the mainstream. Sadly, it’s no longer the content of your character that matters - as MLK had urged, but the color of your skin. If you’re white, you’re racist...end of story. At least, that’s what we’re being told to believe. 

This is just the latest in a long line of concerning developments that, while good-intentioned at their core, threaten to divide us further in a time when we can ill afford it. 

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In case you were wondering, you can find the 12 steps below.

  1. We admitted that we had been socially conditioned by the ideology of white supremacy—that our minds were subject to racial biases, often unconsciously so.
  1. We came to believe that we could embrace our ignorance as an invitation to learn.
  1. We developed support systems to keep us engaged in this work.
  1. We journeyed boldly inward, exploring and acknowledging ways in which white supremacist teachings have been integrated into our minds and spirits.
  1. We confessed our mistakes and failing to ourselves and others.
  1. We were entirely ready to deconstruct previous ways of knowing, as they had been developed through the lens of white supremacy.
  1. We humbly explored new ways of understanding…proactively seeking out new learning and reconstructing a more inclusive sense of reality.
  1. We committed ourselves to ongoing study of our racial biases, conscious or unconscious, and our maladaptive patterns of white supremacist thinking.
  1. We developed strategies to counteract our racial biases.
  1. We embraced the responsibility of focusing on our impact, more than our intentions, in interactions with people of color.
  1. We engaged in daily practices of self-reflection.
  1. We committed ourselves to sharing this message with our white brothers, sisters, and siblings…in order to build a supportive recovery community and to encourage personal accountability within our culture.



October 26, 2020




Steve Glaveski


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