Freedom School: Living through the Guilt – Being White in America

Growing up in privilege is not without its drawbacks. Being of European descent often means having to confront a past that is riddled with abuses of those who ‘got in the way’. There are several options open to a white person. The most popular is deliberate ignorance of the past coupled with a utopian belief that we live in a post racial world. The other option seems to be all too depressing: unremitting guilt. This session provides a third way of living through white guilt. It is based on the Rwandan model of reconciliation in the years after the 1994 genocide.