DOCUMENTS: University of Minnesota Lecture Offers 12 Step Program For ‘Recovery From Whiteness’
A for-credit course at the University of Minnesota titled, “Recovery from White Conditioning,” set-up like a 12 step program made famous by Alcoholics Anonymous, is focused on “helping people recover from their Whiteness.”
The university’s School of Social Work hosted the virtual lecture to teach White people about their relationship with White supremacy. The lecture suggests this relationship can be countered by using a 12-step program.
The two-hour lecture is hosted by the school’s Center for Practice Transformation and featured “therapist” Cristina Combs, the author of the 12-step program.
Combs, a University of Minnesota alumnus, created the 12-step recovery from Whiteness program, “after years of struggling to navigate the role and presence of whiteness in her personal, academic, and professional journeys.”