Let’s all hug and talk about our white feelings.

The Independent reports:

University of Vermont hosts 3-day retreat for ‘privileged white students’ to discuss ‘what it means to be white’

An American university has held a three-day retreat for students who “self-identify as white” to discuss “white privilege” in the midst of the ongoing racial tensions overwhelming campuses across the US and Canada.

Led by the ALANA Student Centre (ASC) at the University of Vermont (UVM) – which says it supports the holistic development of African, Latino(a), Asian, and Native American students – the group adds how it aims to attain goals for academic achievement, personal growth, identity formation, and cultural development.

Specifically for white students, the ‘Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White’ (EWPR) programme sought to look at what it means to be white, how it impacts those who self-identify as being white, and what actions can be taken by such individuals to “interrupt racism.”

On its website, the ASC said: “It’s a new retreat specifically for white students to engage in building a stronger and inclusive campus community.”