Exploring the Nature of Race-Related Guilt

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  • Jan Arminio

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    • Jan Arminio is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.


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Abstract

In a hermeneutic phenomenology study, the main purpose of which was to explore how White graduate students made meaning of being White, race-related guilt was found to be a prominent emotion. This article explores race-related guilt and suggests liberation therapy as a counseling tool to transform guilt to positive action.

En un estudio interpretativo y fenomenologico que tuvo por propósito estudiar como estudiantes graduados crearon significado de ser Blancos, se encontro que la culpa racial fue una emoción prominente. Este artículo explora la culpa racial y sugiere a la terapia de liberación como una herramienta para transformar la culpa a la action positiva.

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