Monday, September 7, 2020

Critical Race Theory and White Privilege Trainings No More

In an advancing his racial hate agenda, the President has ordered that critical race trainings be de-funded along with any trainings on White privilege.  In a memo, government employees were told:

"All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on 'critical race theory,' 'white privilege,' or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil."

Of course, neither training promotes the United States or any ethnicity as "evil".  Yet the President called the trainings "divisive, anti-American propaganda".

Federal employees "should begin to identify all available avenues within the law to cancel any such contracts and/or to divert Federal dollars away from these un-American propaganda training sessions."

Jeffrey Toobin has warned that if Trump is re-elected the second term will make these past four years look like constitutional compliance.  Scary to think what the substitute trainings will include.

Margaret Drew, Race | Permalink


It’s clear we have a problem with how we talk, think, and communicate in politics in general and diversity in particular. At the same time, there is a spotlight on race and racism that is brighter now than at any point in recent decades. People are discussing these topics more frequently than before with friends, co-workers, and family members. And, in many ways, this is long overdue. In response, we should be giving people more language to talk about these issues from different points of view, not less. The frameworks deemed objectionable in the memo are part cause and part effect of the current spotlight. Certain ideas and theoretical perspectives — including critical race theory (which holds, among other things, that social problems should always be understood through the lens of race) and white privilege (the idea that, among other things, being white confers unearned advantages that uniquely shape disparate outcomes across racial groups) — that were once housed exclusively in academic silos have burst with force into mainstream discourse.

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