The sadness of our times does not end here, the course continues to reinforce the inherent racism in all white people and instructs the employees, in the future to not object if a person of color “responds to their oppression in a way you don’t like.”
The expose was orchestrated by a whistleblower to Chris Rufo, Director of the Center of Wealth & Poverty, who is also the contributing editor of City Journal. Rufo showed a social media thread that disseminated what he found, calling the training documents “deeply disturbing – and an affront to equality.”
In the course, the trainers work with “white managers” and show them how to create “safe spaces,” where black employees can explain “what it means to be black” and to be “seen in their pain.”
The affront to the collective American intelligence happens when white staffers are instructed to keep silent and to “sit in the discomfort” of their racism. If any conflicts arise, the trainers insist that whites “don’t get to decide when someone is being too emotional, too rash [or] too mean.” Whites are told they can’t protest if a person of color “responds to their oppression in a way [they] don’t like.”
Howard Ross, the consultant who created the training, has been a fixture in what might be called the diversity-industrial complex. Since 2006, he has billed the feds more than $5 million for trainings.
In 2011, he billed the General Services Administration $3 million for “consulting services.” NASA coughed up $500,000 for “power and privilege sexual-orientation workshops.”
The training, called “Difficult Conversations about Race,” is aimed at white employees at the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and National Credit Union Administration. The goal of the training is to convert “everyone in the federal government” to “antiracism.”
The larger goal is explicit: The diversity freaks want to convert “everyone in the federal government” to the work of “anti-racism.” While that sounds innocuous, it emphatically is not what most Americans understand by the term.
“Anti-racism,” as the diversity hustlers define it, doesn’t teach Americans to judge each other according to the contents of their character. Rather, the ideology stands for precisely the opposite: a rigid and simplistic account of race, in which minorities are permanent victims and whites are forever tainted by racism.
By promoting this toxic nonsense, activist bureaucrats seek to transform the federal government into power centers for this new racial orthodoxy.
The way the training sets out to achieve this goal, however, appears similar to Rufo’s last document analysis about Seattle’s “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness” training, which basically consisted of trainers telling white people they were racist.
The Treasury training is hardly different, with trainers insisting “white employees must ‘struggle to own their racism’ and accept their ‘unconscious bias, White privilege, and White fragility,” Rufo wrote on Twitter.
“Next, the trainers recommend ‘White managers’ create ‘safe spaces’ for ‘listening sessions,’ where black employees can explain ‘what it means to be Black’ and be ‘seen in their pain.’ White employees must not ‘fill the silence with [their] own thoughts and feelings,’” Rufo tweeted.
The training also stereotypes white people by claiming they hold “fairly consistent narratives about race.” Those narratives, such as “we’ve made so much progress from the 60’s” and suggesting people “talk about how much we have in common,” the training insists, are racist and “don’t support the dismantling of racist institutions.”
In another section of the training highlighted by Rufo, white employees are told to think about how racially diverse their everyday lives are, including asking questions such as “Who are your ten closest friends? What is the racial mix in this group?”
“As you move through the day, what’s the racial composition of the people around you? On your commute? At the coffee shop you go to? At the gym? At your workplace? At the show you go on the weekend?” asks another section.What’s Trending on BlabberBuzz
The training also asks white employees to “[n]otice how much of your day you are speaking about racism.”
“Who are you engaging with on these issues? Who are you not? Why do you think this is?” the training asks.
Later, the training demands white employees “Provide unconditional solidarity” with people of color. “Your allyship is not a favor that you can retract when some [sic] responds to their oppression in a way you don’t like,” the training says.
Further, white employees are told that “white silence has been one of the most powerful detractors from real progress in social justice,” and that they must “sit in the discomfort” of being lectured about “whiteness,” “racism,” “white supremacy,” and “allyship.”
The kicker for all this? The training was developed and is being taught by a white man who has made millions of our taxpayer dollars selling this crap to the federal government.