What Is Sensitivity Training, and Why Is It So Terrible at Addressing Racism? – Atlanta Black Star


What Is Sensitivity Training, and Why Is It So Terrible at Addressing Racism? – Atlanta Black Star

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Numerous U.S. companies require sensitivity training for their employees.
In November of 2016, Burnet County, Texas, judge James Oakley used social media to voice his contempt for a Black male suspected of killing a San Antonio police officer. Invoking the imagery of lynching, Oakley, who is white, said the alleged killer needs a “tree and a rope.” After months of controversy, local publication Dailytrib.com reports the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct sentenced Oakley to harsh, Southern justice: “Four hours of racial sensitivity training with a mentor.”
Frequently recommended, always unsuccessful and insufficient, sensitivity training supposedly helps white …

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