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Under President Joe Biden, it appears reeducation camps and Maoist-like struggle sessions will once again be returning to the federal government.
Rooted in critical race theory, an identitarian ideology that purposefully divides people by race, the lessons were basically Maoist-like struggle sessions where everybody who’s not a member of one of the left’s preferred minority groups (blacks, women, gays) was made to feel guilty about themselves.
Last year, for instance, “white males” working at the federally owned and operated Sandia National Laboratories were forced to attend a “White Men’s Caucus on Eliminating Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Organizations.”
According to reporting by CRT scholar Christopher Rufo, the “caucus” was a reeducation camp where the white employees were forced to undergo struggle sessions.
During one struggle session, they had to write letters ““directed to white women, people of color, and other groups” essentially begging forgiveness for being white.
Fed research lab reportedly mandated race-segregated ‘reeducation’ training to deconstruct ‘white male culture’ https://t.co/vyRF0Na3Df
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 13, 2020
It was this bombshell reporting from Rufo that inspired then-President Trump to take action.
“All of this is contrary to the fundamental premises underpinning our Republic: that all individuals are created equal and should be allowed an equal opportunity under the law to pursue happiness and prosper based on individual merit,” he said as he banned such training from the government a month later.
The left reflexively pounced at the time, lobbing all sorts of unsubstantiated accusations at him, including the accusation that he’s racist.
Biden meanwhile vociferously defended the controversial lessons during his first debate with then-GOP nominee Trump.
“The fact is that there is racial insensitivity. People have to be made aware of what other people feel like, what insults them, what is demeaning to them. It’s important people know. Many people don’t want to hurt other people’s feelings, but it makes a big difference. It makes a gigantic difference in the way a child is able to grow up and have a sense of self-esteem. It’s a little bit like how this guy and his friends look down on so many people,” he said.
“They look down their nose on people like Irish Catholics, like me, who grow up in Scranton. They look down on people who don’t have money. They look down on people who are of a different faith. They looked down on people who are a different color. In fact, we’re all Americans. The only way we’re going to bring this country together is bring everybody together. There’s nothing we cannot do, if we do it together. We can take this on and we can defeat racism in American.”
But what he said had nothing to do with the federal government’s divisive lessons. The lessons weren’t about being nice to one another — they were about classifying everybody by their immutable characteristics and then ranking their worth by those classifications.
According to critical race theory, white people are at the bottom of the hierarchy because they allegedly were always the “oppressors” in history. As such, their viewpoints and demands don’t matter anymore, and it’s required that they “shut up.”
It’s likewise why, upon assuming office, Biden dropped a Trump-era investigation into the anti-Asian discriminatory practices of Yale University. To CRT advocates like the president, anti-Asian discrimination is perfectly OK because Asians are so-called “white-adjacent.”
Being anti-merit is anti-Asian hate. Labeling Asians “white adjacent” is anti-Asian hate. Racial balancing schools because “too many Asians” is anti-Asian hate. Affirmative action is anti-Asian hate. #StopLeftWingAsianHate⚔️
— Chien Kwok⚔️ (@chien_kwok) March 21, 2021
That being said, the executive order that Biden signed Friday doesn’t come out and bluntly state that these are the identitarian precepts that the administration intends to support. Instead it hides everything behind the facades of “diversity,” “equity” and “inclusion.”
“The head of each agency shall take steps to implement or increase the availability and use of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility training programs for employees, managers, and leadership,” the order reads.
“Such training programs should enable Federal employees, managers, and leaders to have knowledge of systemic and institutional racism and bias against underserved communities.”
“Equity” is a nickname for equal outcomes. Whereas the equality sought by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was about making sure everybody was afforded the same opportunities, the “equity” sought by his radicalized contemporaries is about making certain that everybody benefits from the same outcome, irrespective of whether they earned it.
The problem with “equity” is that the only way to manifest equal outcomes is through discrimination.
“Equality means equal treatment, unbiased competition and impartially judged outcomes. Equity means equal outcomes, achieved if necessary by unequal treatment, biased competition and preferential judging,” according to Charles Lipson, a political science professor emeritus at the University of Chicago.
“The demand for equal outcomes contradicts a millennium of Anglo-Saxon law and political evolution. It undermines the Enlightenment principle of equal treatment for individuals of different social rank and religion. America’s Founders drew on those roots when they declared independence, saying it was “self-evident” that “all men are created equal,” he explained earlier this spring in a Wall Street Journal column.
“That heritage, along with the lack of a hereditary aristocracy, is why claims for equal treatment are so deeply rooted in U.S. history. It is why radical claims for unequal treatment must be carefully buried in word salads praising equity and social justice.”
And so what the president’s order essentially does is mandate “discrimination in federal hiring, recruitment, retention and promotion,” as noted in the tweet below by former Trump administration official Stephen Miller:
In sum and effect, this new Biden executive order mandates discrimination in federal hiring, recruitment, retention and promotion. Equity is the Left’s campaign to eliminate and replace equality. https://t.co/P6QfAXWPFk
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) June 26, 2021
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