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PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- The University of Maryland launched a new support group, ‘White Awake,’ designed by a Psychology Department faculty member in the counseling center, to help white students discuss their feelings about racial interactions and become better allies, according to the flyer for the group.

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The group will be led by one of the UMD CounSelors, Noah Collins, who specializes in ‘group therapy’ and is interested ‘especially in areas of racial and cultural awareness.’

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The flyer for ‘White Awake’ asks students:

  • Do you want to improve your ability to relate to and connect with people different from yourself?
  • Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable and confused before, during, or after interactions with racial and ethnic minorities?
  • Do you want to become a better ally?
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One student at UMD Tweeted to say she is not in favor of the group: