The latest social justice warrior is an institution you would least expect… the United States Army.
Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Department of the Army revealing that in April 2015, 400 soldiers in the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, were subjected to a “white privilege” briefing, including a PowerPoint presentation instructing the attendees: “Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual …”
The slideshow also informed the soldiers: “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans.” It alleged that there are unspecified “powerful forces everywhere” keeping different kinds of people from being valued, accepted, and appreciated, but “we act as if it doesn’t exist.”
This alleged privilege creates a “yawning divide” in income, wealth, and dignity. The material described a mythical African woman who isn’t aware that she’s black until she comes to America, encounters “white racism” and discovers the U.S. is “organized according to race.”
Click here to see more from the ridiculous “Equal Opportunity Training” PowerPoint presentation.
The only classification in the military that soldiers should be worried about is rank, and the only colors discussed should be red, white, and blue.
The fact that the U.S. Army distributes training materials identifying soldiers as anything but brothers and sisters united in uniform is despicable. Military training is an opportunity to teach soldiers that defending the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic is a cause greater than any one person. Instead, progressives are turning it into a college campus “safe zone.”
The White House has politicized the military, a dangerous precedent that only stands to hurt our soldiers and our citizens.
Support the troops, but don’t support this unacceptable failure of institutional leadership.