Thursday, August 04, 2022

Diversity Thursday

Most who have had their kids enter college in the last couple of decades - especially the last decade - have seen the sociopolitical indoctrination of our kids in the world view of the diversity industry. They don't just get informed about how racist their nation is, they are told that their college, their classes, even they themselves are "problematic."

For many who have not been in the military recently, you might think that this issue is mostly a problem at civilian liberal arts colleges and maybe it creeps in to STEM programs at public universities, but surely our nation's service academies are not wasting time injecting disunity and division in to our military's next generation of leaders?

If you think that ... I am so sorry.

As we have been told over and over, if you are not all in - an open postalizing "anti-racist" - then you are, well, 

I think two quotes from one of the Chief of Naval Operation's favorite authors will set the tone.

As we've documented often here, Kendi did not show up on the CNO's reading list by accident. Even though earlier this year he took it off the list after a firestorm in Congress ... the point was made.

You have to buy in. You know what happens if are not an "anti-racist."

Let's look at what is going on at the US Naval Academy. 

Thanks to the well documented work by Legal Insurrection's project Critical Race Training in Education, they've done all the hard work for us.

Read it all, but here are a few nuggets that your next nugget will have injected in to their brainstem;

As part of the Naval Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, the academy will "develop and maintain a comprehensive cultural awareness and bias literacy training framework that includes annual training for all USNA leadership, faculty, staff, and midshipmen with specialized modules for key areas of emphasis as they concern admissions, leadership positions, and members of selection panels."

It is the end part that is important. We know what they mean by "equity" and you can follow the bouncing ball to what that means for who gets in (admissions), who get's the best positions (leadership positions), and who gets selected for competitive programs/positions (selection panels). There it is; red in tooth and claw.

USNA’s Center for Teaching and Learning has several faculty resources including PowerPoint Presentations on topics such as “You Don’t Have to Go Far: Cross-Cultural Competence through Experiential Learning” and “How to Create an Anti-Racist Classroom: Developing and Implementing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy,” Video Presentations on “Teaching Race,” and books such as “How to Be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi and “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo.

So balanced. Such unity.

The USNA Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports the Naval Academy’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Imperative One, which is “to recruit, admit and graduate a diverse and talented Brigade of Midshipmen by providing an inclusive community and environment with a number of diversity events, trainings, and resources."

Not everyone at USNA is supposed to bring people together to unite as one it appears, but some are to remind everyone at every turn their differences.

According to The Hill, Task Force One Navy's final report recommended "using artificial intelligence to reduce potential bias when selecting sailors for promotion."

Oh...and what variables will this "AI" be programed to consider?

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards consist of a couple of dozen awards which are bestowed annually based on many types of affinity groups.

"Affinity groups" are organizations based on separating people based on race, ethnicity, etc. Again, promoting sectarianism.

Oh, did I mention that the leadership at USNA thinks the Naval Academy is racist?

The Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy said, "In short, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more vital than ever to our mission here at the Naval Academy of developing leaders to serve our Nation." The superintendent also announced, "Our Faculty Senate recently passed a resolution with overwhelming support to investigate and address any practices at the Naval Academy that perpetuate systemic racism."

I encourage you to read the whole thing and then ponder this statement;

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in June 2021, "We do not teach critical race theory, we don’t embrace critical race theory and I think that’s a spurious conversation...We are focused on extremist behaviors, and not ideology, not people’s thoughts, not people’s political orientation."

The clawback from this unacceptable mindset will be hard and ugly. 

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