US Navy drops ‘woke’ books from reading list as tide turns against racist CRT ideology

The United States Navy has quietly updated its recommended reading list by removing a number of controversial books including one by Ibram X. Kendi, the high priest of Critical Race Theory in a move that is another indication that the nation’s military could be charting a course away from “woke” insanity.

In the latest version of the Professional Reading Program, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday’s selection includes a dozen books in a mixture of genres including fiction, nonfiction, military history, geopolitics, technology and management with the absence of any offerings on leftist ideology, particularly race which drew much criticism when included on last year’s list.

Gone are Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist,” as well as “The New Jim Crow,” by Michelle Alexander, Gemma Hartley’s “Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward” and Jason Pierceson’s “Sexual Minorities and Politics” along with two others that caught the attention from congressional Republicans including Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana who was so disturbed by their inclusion, that he wrote a letter to the CNO expressing his views on Kendi’s book and its controversial author.

Banks who is a member of the Naval Reserve as well as the ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel called on Gilday to explain the decision-making process of why Kendi’s book was included on the 2021 list.

“The views promoted in ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ are explicitly anti-American. According to Kendi, America is fundamentally racist, so anti-Americanism is a moral imperative,” wrote Banks in the letter dated February 6, 2021, in which he also noted the author’s anti-white racist college views as well as his promotion of conspiracy theories that “white people were responsible for the AIDS virus and that white people are actually aliens.”

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According to a June 2021 Task & Purpose article, “The reason why that’s on the list is because we set up a task force called Task Force One Navy after George Floyd’s murder,” said Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. “And that essentially came down to conversations in small groups at every command in the Navy so that people could tell their stories. Courageously come forward and tell their stories.”

Banks took to Twitter to express his approval over the absence of the toxic material on this year’s list.

“I’m encouraged to have learned that anti-American radical Ibram X Kendi’s CRT manifesto “How To Be An Antiracist” has been removed from the Navy’s reading list,” he wrote along with a link to a Washington Examiner article detailing his heated exchange with Adm. Gilday during a House Armed Services Committee hearing last summer.

Twitter users weighed in on the updated list.

The tide is rapidly turning against anti-white Critical Race Theory just as it is on the creepy grooming of children into transgenderism and the issue is now a major political liability for Democrats who may control the Pentagon but won’t for much longer if they keep pushing “woke” garbage on America’s servicemen and servicewomen.

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Noble Member
10 days ago

To little to late. The supposed “ leaders” of the armed forces have lost all respect and confidence from me… and I suspect from the vast majority of active duty members and other veterans. They are disgraceful and without honor. They have put our troops at greater risk. And it’s appropriate around Mother’s Day to let mothers know these so called “leaders” do not act in your sons and daughters…or our country’s best interest. These admirals and generals have become nothing more than politicians looking to get their tickets punched so they can land that big fat salaried job in the defense industry when they retire. We need President Trump back so he can court martial, and then drum them out!

Last edited 10 days ago by suddendeath6
Famed Member
11 days ago

I wonder what would happen if everyone were to read “How To Win Friends And Influence People” by Dale Carnegie?

(Sigh) Probably nothing. It calls for humility, civility, tolerance, and respect, none of which democrats find useful in human relations.

Last edited 10 days ago by sixxfingers
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11 days ago

They’d be better off reading The Turner Diaries.

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