Many White people struggle with how to talk about and understand race and racism. This lack of confidence stems, in part, from larger myths of White racial socialization that discourage White folx for seeing and talking about race. In the absence of meaningful dialogue and change about race and racism among White folx, the humanizing promise of anti-racism and racial justice remain unfulfilled. Join Dr. Henze as he busts myths of White identity and unpacks one framework for understanding and talking about race that offers a pathway to fulfilling the humanizing promise of antiracism among White folx.
Dr. Henze is an assistant professor of counseling in Regis College's School of Health Sciences and admission coordinator for counseling in the transdisciplinary addiction professional post-graduate certificate program. He earned his Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 2007. During his time at Boston College he was mentored by Dr. Janet E. Helms. Her seminal theory of White Racial Identity continues to animate Dr. Henze's personal and professional interests, which include addictions counseling and the cultivation of healthy and humanizing racial identity among White folx.