The Trump administration announced it would prohibit federal agencies from subjecting government employees to “critical race theory” or “white privilege” seminars moving forward, opening up a new front in the 21st-century culture wars erupting in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in May.
“It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date ‘training’ government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda,” read a Friday memo from the Office of Budget and Management Director Russ Vought. “These types of ‘trainings’ not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce … The President has directed me to ensure that Federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions.”
The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing agencies to halt critical race theory trainings immediately.https://t.co/dyMeJka9rt
— Russ Vought (@RussVought45) September 4, 2020
The news, first reported by RealClearPolitics comes just two months before the November election following a historic summer of civil unrest centered on race, where the left’s “critical race theory,” the idea that the United States is an inherently racist country in every possible way has begun to cement its grip on the nation’s legacy institutions transforming from a fringe left-wing ideology to a mainstream movement.
As woke revolutionaries impose the Marxist concept once isolated to liberal college campuses on the nation’s city streets, threatening those who dare oppose the woketopians, taxpayer-funded agencies have begun to use public resources to instill them throughout the federal bureaucracy.
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 25, 2020
In July, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) became the center of online outrage after releasing a racist curriculum outlining key characteristics of white people put together at least in part by “critical race theory” architect Robin DiAngelo, the author of the leftist manifesto “White Fragility.”