Judge stops Trump’s executive order banning ‘diversity training’ for federal employees

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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Latrobe, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A California judge has ensured that leftist race re-education efforts are safe for now, issuing an injunction against President Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order barring federal agencies and contractors from conducting “diversity training” that disparages whites, males and Christians, reports the National Law Review.

“Diversity training” is also a huge money-maker for consultants whose expertise is in undoing imaginary wrongs committed by anyone with white skin. The concept is enthusiastically embraced by the media.

Trump issued Executive Order 13950 on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (Order), which barred federal agencies, federal contractors, and recipients of federal grants from conducting training that promotes “divisive concepts” involving any form of “race or sex stereotyping” or “race or sex scapegoating.”

On Dec. 22, however, in response to a suit filed by the Santa Cruz Lesbian and Gay Community Center and other nonprofit groups, a California federal court judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing the Order against federal contractors and federal grant recipients.

The court declared that the order “impermissibly chills the exercise of [their] constitutionally protected speech, based on the content and viewpoint of their speech,” when in fact the order merely prevents them from earning taxpayer-funded fees with their speech.

The court also found that the order violates the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause because it is so vague that contractors and grant recipients cannot determine what conduct is prohibited.

At the time the order was issued, affected employers were left wondering whether changes would be required to their nondiscrimination, anti-harassment, and diversity and inclusion training and whether the expected legal challenges would overturn the Order or prevent it from being implemented. 

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