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Critical Race Theory training is already pervasive in the Federal Government.

Discovery Institute Research Fellow and journalist Christopher Rufo has been conducting research over the last six months on the Critical Race Theory training programs that are being required in the Federal government. It is alarming and revolting to learn that this training has been going on for a while, including at the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The training states that the United States is a fundamentally racist country, and includes many other Marxist and anti-American lies. Rufo has also been contacted with information that this training may be an issue with the Air Force and Navy; he is currently investigating that allegation.

Here is the memo sent by Russ Vought, Director of the Office of Management and Budget on behalf of the President to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies.

I’m glad to hear that President Trump has issued this Executive Order; it raises many issues, however:

  1. Given the resistance from the Federal bureaucracy in other areas, will his Executive Order be followed?
  2. If training is in process or is already contracted for the future, what actions will be taken to stop them?
  3. What will be done to counter this misinformation?
  4. Will Federal managers be held accountable for contracting training that is anti-American?
  5. Is it clear from the Executive Order which subjects are included in the ban?

I’m not confident that this will be the end of this anti-American training using taxpayer dollars. What needs to happen to ensure its implementation?

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  1. tigerlily Member

    Here’s the order. I would like to see Trump make this part of his campaign. People hate this sort of bullying and bigotry.

     

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    • September 6, 2020, at 10:49 AM PDT
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  2. Kozak Member
    KozakJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    A lot of Rice Bowls for consultants just got smashed.

    • #2
    • September 6, 2020, at 10:51 AM PDT
    • 13 likes
  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Here’s the order. I would like to see Trump make this part of his campaign. People hate this sort of bullying and bigotry.

     

    Thanks, @tigerlily. I was uncertain about taking up so much room, but I’m glad you did!

    • #3
    • September 6, 2020, at 11:04 AM PDT
    • 3 likes
  4. Chuck Thatcher

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    • #4
    • September 6, 2020, at 12:10 PM PDT
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  5. tigerlily Member

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    Can’t say I’m surprised.

    • #5
    • September 6, 2020, at 12:12 PM PDT
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  6. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    I’d be surprised if we didn’t see more of that nonsense. No one is going to like that it’s been banned–especially the consultants who will not be getting millions of dollar. Tsk, tsk.

    • #6
    • September 6, 2020, at 12:13 PM PDT
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  7. Bob Wainwright Member

    I can’t believe this has been going on the entire time Trump has been president. And that it took a Tucker Carlson interview to make them stop it.

    • #7
    • September 6, 2020, at 1:11 PM PDT
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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Bob Wainwright (View Comment):

    I can’t believe this has been going on the entire time Trump has been president. And that it took a Tucker Carlson interview to make them stop it.

    I suspect, @bobwainwright, that it was done without any hoopla about it at the start. When others got on the bandwagon, it was harder to keep under wraps. I doubt that Trump has any idea what training goes on period; he shouldn’t have to worry that people are being trained to sabotage the American people.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 1:15 PM PDT
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  9. I Walton Member

    Until a bunch of people are fired, it won’t change. Programs will be modified but not fundamentally. He has to show that he can in fact fire people, lots of them.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 1:38 PM PDT
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  10. Full Size Tabby Member

    Susan Quinn:

    I’m glad to hear that President Trump has issued this Executive Order; it raises many issues, however:

    1. Given the resistance from the Federal bureaucracy in other areas, will his Executive Order be followed?
    2. If training is in process, or is already contracted for the future, what actions will be taken to stop them?
    3. What will be done to counter this misinformation?
    4. Will Federal managers be held accountable for contracting training that is anti-American?
    5. Is it clear from the Executive Order which subjects are included in the ban?

    I’m not confident that this will be the end of this anti-American training using taxpayer dollars. What needs to happen to ensure its implementation?

    I don’t know that I really care all that much about the issues you have identified. I doubt that much will change immediately. But, the President saying the truth will be important to large numbers of Americans, and will give them (including federal employees) a bit more courage to push back against the continuous onslaught of racist, illogical, and false teaching that goes on in the name of combating racism. 

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    • September 6, 2020, at 1:38 PM PDT
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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    I don’t know that I really care all that much about the issues you have identified. I doubt that much will change immediately. But, the President saying the truth will be important to large numbers of Americans, and will give them (including federal employees) a bit more courage to push back against the continuous onslaught of racist, illogical, and false teaching that goes on in the name of combating racism. 

    @fullsizetabby, what good are his actions if nothing changes? We’ve been living for years with good intentions–I would not find his actions satisfying if essentially nothing changed. In fact, I think if nothing changed beyond the Executive Order, federal employees would be even more discouraged than before.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  12. Kephalithos Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    I’d be surprised if we didn’t see more of that nonsense. No one is going to like that it’s been banned–especially the consultants who will not be getting millions of dollar. Tsk, tsk.

    That’s the preferred spin. Outfits are universally (and ironically) reporting this as an abridgment of freedom of speech. I’ve even seen a few Twitter meltdowns complaining about how diversity training is “a human right.” Nikole Hannah-Jones labeled Trump’s move “McCarthyism” (again, ironic) and called Republicans hypocrites for supporting it.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 1:44 PM PDT
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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Kephalithos (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    I’d be surprised if we didn’t see more of that nonsense. No one is going to like that it’s been banned–especially the consultants who will not be getting millions of dollar. Tsk, tsk.

    That’s the preferred spin. Outfits are universally (and ironically) reporting this as an abridgment of freedom of speech. I’ve even seen a few Twitter meltdowns complaining about how diversity training is “a human right.” Nikole Hannah-Jones labeled Trump’s move “McCarthyism” (again, ironic) and called Republicans hypocrites for supporting it.

    Good grief. The news just gets better and better . . . they are masters at transference and projection.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 1:47 PM PDT
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  14. Kephalithos Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Kephalithos (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    I’d be surprised if we didn’t see more of that nonsense. No one is going to like that it’s been banned–especially the consultants who will not be getting millions of dollar. Tsk, tsk.

    That’s the preferred spin. Outfits are universally (and ironically) reporting this as an abridgment of freedom of speech. I’ve even seen a few Twitter meltdowns complaining about how diversity training is “a human right.” Nikole Hannah-Jones labeled Trump’s move “McCarthyism” (again, ironic) and called Republicans hypocrites for supporting it.

    Good grief. The news just gets better and better . . . they are masters at transference and projection.

    Freedom of speech: My right to demand your ritual self-denunciation.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 2:43 PM PDT
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  15. Full Size Tabby Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    I don’t know that I really care all that much about the issues you have identified. I doubt that much will change immediately. But, the President saying the truth will be important to large numbers of Americans, and will give them (including federal employees) a bit more courage to push back against the continuous onslaught of racist, illogical, and false teaching that goes on in the name of combating racism.

    @fullsizetabby, what good are his actions if nothing changes? We’ve been living for years with good intentions–I would not find his actions satisfying if essentially nothing changed. In fact, I think if nothing changed beyond the Executive Order, federal employees would be even more discouraged than before.

    Like a number of other statements President Trump has made, it opens the door for the “normals” to come out of hiding and say what they’re thinking. In this case, to raise their own questions about the brainwashing that is being perpetrated on them in corporate and educational environments. Yes, it would be great if the federal government did what the President said, but given the permanence of the bureaucracy, that’s unlikely. But having the President say it is better than the President continuing his silence. 

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    • September 6, 2020, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  16. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    Like a number of other statements President Trump has made, it opens the door for the “normals” to come out of hiding and say what they’re thinking. In this case, to raise their own questions about the brainwashing that is being perpetrated on them in corporate and educational environments. Yes, it would be great if the federal government did what the President said, but given the permanence of the bureaucracy, that’s unlikely. But having the President say it is better than the President continuing his silence. 

    We’re actually in agreement, @fullsizetabby. I do want people to come out of hiding and speak up, and I’d really like them to make sure their voices are heard. I’m seeing little glimmers of effort already, but I’d want to see more before I celebrate. And certainly I’m glad to hear from Trump.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 3:38 PM PDT
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  17. Dotorimuk Coolidge

    And just remember, if the senile guy wins the election, the last four years of executive orders will be reversed….if he can remember to do it.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 5:02 PM PDT
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  18. OldPhil Coolidge

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bob Wainwright (View Comment):

    I can’t believe this has been going on the entire time Trump has been president. And that it took a Tucker Carlson interview to make them stop it.

    I suspect, @bobwainwright, that it was done without any hoopla about it at the start. When others got on the bandwagon, it was harder to keep under wraps. I doubt that Trump has any idea what training goes on period; he shouldn’t have to worry that people are being trained to sabotage the American people.

    It’s difficult for an everyday citizen to understand what goes on in the Federal bureaucracy. I worked there, it’s just abysmal.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 5:10 PM PDT
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  19. lowtech redneck Coolidge

    This needs to be an explicit part of the Republican party platform going forward, and candidates must be made to make verbal commitments, with interest groups dedicated, in part, to holding them accountable. There should also be a ban (with leeway for strategic exceptions, sadly, as vital monopolistic or semi-monopolistic industries are permeated with, and committed to, this cancer) on government contracts for companies that engage in this. And it must be extended to the state level.

    This should have happened 4 years ago.

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    • September 6, 2020, at 6:07 PM PDT
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  20. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    lowtech redneck (View Comment):

    This needs to be an explicit part of the Republican party platform going forward, and candidates must be made to make verbal commitments, with interest groups dedicated, in part, to holding them accountable. There should also be a ban (with leeway for strategic exceptions, sadly, as vital monopolistic or semi-monopolistic industries are permeated with, and committed to, this cancer) on government contracts for companies that engage in this. And it must be extended to the state level.

    This should have happened 4 years ago.

    I so wish that this could happen, but it will be an uphill struggle, @lowtech-redneck. Still, we have to make a sincere and strong effort to stop this propaganda in every way that we can. 

    BTW, I haven’t read the details, but Trump has threatened to withhold funds from schools who teach the 1619 Project. We’ll see how that turns out. Again, a very important pushback!

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    • September 6, 2020, at 6:15 PM PDT
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  21. M.D. Wenzel Member
    M.D. WenzelJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The next step is to ban this at companies working on government contracts. This type of training is rampant in the private sector

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    • September 7, 2020, at 5:46 AM PDT
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  22. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    M.D. Wenzel (View Comment):

    The next step is to ban this at companies working on government contracts. This type of training is rampant in the private sector

    Absolutely!

    Edit: I’ve re-thought the idea of refusing to accept companies who conduct this kind of training. I wonder if it would look like discrimination if we blatantly stated that was the reason? It could look like the federal government is meddling in private business. The Dems like to do that, but generally Republicans don’t.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 5:55 AM PDT
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  23. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    I have written about this in response to several other threads describing these seminars, so I won’t belabor this here other than to say that this has been a long time coming. Its origins are in the early 1970s or even earlier, but it was then that they began pushing these ideas in the schools. Unless there is major push from above by the Trump administration this will only get worse. Very few people have the knowledge and personal experience to withstand the kind of brainwashing that goes on in these seminars. Peer pressure is extreme and is rewarded by the moderators. Minorities are granted almost unlimited power to accuse without evidence and be free from any form of response other than capitulation. It needs to be stopped now! Heavens forbid that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris get elected! Four more years of a rational administration could end this BS. A Biden/Harris administration would insure its survival in perpetuity.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 7:29 AM PDT
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  24. James Gawron Thatcher
    James GawronJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Susan,

    Tucker went right to the heart of this. Western Civilization’s jurisprudence is founded on impartiality under the law as a principle. Critical Race Theory/Intersectionality directly contradicts this. You are literally obliged to judge everyone not impartially according to the law but specifically to manufacture a system of favoritism (this would be “partiality” as a principle) and enforce it.

    This memorandum needs to be recognized and applied throughout our society. Anyone who imagines themselves to still be a conservative and fails to see this threat is living in a hopeless fantasy world. This requires action and this action must be now.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • September 7, 2020, at 8:30 AM PDT
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  25. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    Can’t say I’m surprised.

    Of course they know they are lying. “Anti-racism” is defined as “anti-whiteness,” so is inherently racist, just as Antifa (anti-fascist) is actually fascist.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 1:08 PM PDT
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  26. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Housebroken (View Comment):

    Vox headline announcing this executive order: “Trump eliminates federal anti-racism training, calling it “a sickness””

    Can’t say I’m surprised.

    Of course they know they are lying. “Anti-racism” is defined as “anti-whiteness,” so is inherently racist, just as Antifa (anti-fascist) is actually fascist.

    You’re right, @cliffordbrown. They’ve lied often and for a long time. I think the difference is that they know they’re lying, as you say. And they don’t care if we know it–because they hope to convince the uneducated.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 1:16 PM PDT
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  27. kedavis Member

    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    And just remember, if the senile guy wins the election, the last four years of executive orders will be reversed….if he can remember to do it.

    And the Supreme Court likely won’t care that he doesn’t use proper procedure.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 1:20 PM PDT
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  28. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    I had the honor to serve with a very senior non-commissioned officer (a very senior sergeant), who entered at the dawn of the All Volunteer Force. He was a qualified EO specialist in the late 1980, early 1990s, graduate of Defense Equal Opportunity Military Institute.

    He recounted to me the very bad old days of the predecessor program “Race Relations,” which reflected imperfect attempts in the 1970s to deal with racial integration, first ordered by the president in 1948 but #resisted by racist white senior officers and their Congressional enablers for decades. With the collapse of discipline, following gutting the non-commissioned officer corps by repeated deployment to Vietnam, we had actual race fights and prison/street gang style sides in units on military bases. The race relations program ended up amounting to “white bad, black power” sessions.

    With the addition of gender integration at the height of the Reagan build-up, the services had to shift gears and sort of got it right, shifting to training on people getting along on the job regardless of their outward appearance and ancestry. Now, it sounds like the bad old days are back again in the federal government, with leftist dogma infiltrating EO training, with the added feature of critical race theory poison.

     

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    • September 7, 2020, at 1:22 PM PDT
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  29. Joe Boyle Member

    As a designated Race Relations NCO in the mid 70’s, I attended classes that explained systemic racism and affirmative action. Classes also discussed the various stereotypes. One should not assume the stereotypes but at the same time make allowances Blacks can be very loud, so some tolerance may be required. Mexicans are slow and not into clocks. So, once again a little tolerance, please. Any push back was answered with, That’s way it is, that’s way it’s going be. If anyone asks, you tell tell them that. If you or they don’t like it, McDonald’s is hiring.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 4:12 PM PDT
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  30. Susan Quinn Contributor
    Susan Quinn

    Joe Boyle (View Comment):

    As a designated Race Relations NCO in the mid 70’s, I attended classes that explained systemic racism and affirmative action. Classes also discussed the various stereotypes. One should not assume the stereotypes but at the same time make allowances Blacks can be very loud, so some tolerance may be required. Mexicans are slow and not into clocks. So, once again a little tolerance, please. Any push back was answered with, That’s way it is, that’s way it’s going be. If anyone asks, you tell tell them that. If you or they don’t like it, McDonald’s is hiring.

    The conflict comes in deciding when we should be able to expect that certain standards be met while allowing for individual differences, no matter the person’s background. I think the key is to be flexible and yet at the same time consistent. If a person is repeatedly 15 minutes late to work, and thinks they’re entitled because of their background, I’d not be very tolerant. And I was a manager back in the old days.

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    • September 7, 2020, at 4:22 PM PDT
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