Trump expands ban on racial sensitivity training programs

Trump blasted racial sensitivity training as 'divisive and harmful' in a pair of tweets

President Donald Trump is broadening and intensifying his attack on racial sensitivity training in the workplace, now including federal contractors in a ban on compulsory, race-based re-education of Americans, according to a report by MailOnline.

Earlier in September Trump ordered federal agencies to end taxpayer-funded seminars on “critical race theory,” labeling them “divisive” and “anti-American propaganda”.

On Sept. 23, the president announced that the ban will now apply not just to federal agencies, but also to contractors with the federal government and the U.S. military, as well as recipients of grants.

“Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t there’s nothing in it for you!” he tweeted about “efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies”.

Aiming squarely at liberal sacred cows, Trump signed an executive order requiring contracts to include a provision that says contractors with the federal government will not have “workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating.”

“Instructors and materials teaching that men and members of certain races, as well as our most venerable institutions, are inherently sexist and racist are appearing in workplace diversity trainings across the country, even in components of the Federal Government and among Federal contractors,” the order reads.

Contractors who violate the provision face cancellation of their contracts.

“Diversity” and “inclusion” training is often a requirement for employees working for federal and state governments. The training sessions, which can take the form of workshops or lectures by “experts,” claim to make workplaces more “inclusive” by making everyone talk about the different racial and ethnic backgrounds of employees.

The trainers, often expensive, are paid with taxpayer dollars.


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