The Trump administration plans to ban training programs at government agencies that teach that the United States is inherently racist, including concepts of "white privilege" and "critical race theory." The announcement was made in a memorandum released late Friday by Russell Vought, the director of the Office of Management and Budget.
From the memorandum:
It has come to the President's attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date "training" government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda.
For example, according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that "virtually all White people contribute to racism" or where they are required to say that they "benefit from racism." According to press reports, in some cases these training have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.
These types of "trainings" not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce. We can be proud that as an employer, the Federal government has employees of all races, ethnicities, and religions. We can be proud that Americans from all over the country seek to join our workforce and dedicate themselves to public service. We can be proud of our continued efforts to welcome all individuals who seek to serve their fellow Americans as Federal employees. However, we cannot accept our employees receiving training that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce.
The President has directed me to ensure that Federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions. Accordingly, to that end, the Office of Management and Budget will shortly issue more detailed guidance on implementing the President's directive. In the meantime, all agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on "critical race theory/9 "white privilege," or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil. In addition, all agencies should begin to identify all available avenues within the law to cancel any such contracts and/or to divert Federal dollars away from these unAmerican propaganda training sessions.
The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing agencies to halt critical race theory trainings immediately.https://t.co/dyMeJka9rt— Russ Vought (@RussVought45) September 4, 2020
Christopher Rufo joined Fox News on September 1, 2020, to not only discuss the dangers of critical race theory, but how it has infiltrated the federal government. Watch below.
On Tuesday, I called on the President to abolish critical race theory in the federal government. Tonight, he delivered.— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) September 5, 2020
This executive action is the first successful counterattack against critical race theory in American history.
Tonight, we celebrate; tomorrow, back to war.⚔️ https://t.co/W11n933geR
Yet another very important difference between @realDonaldTrump and #BeijingBiden. Thank you mr president for understanding the destructive power of Critical Race Theory. It is another poison ☠️ from— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) September 5, 2020
the demonic mind of Karl Marx. Schools next? https://t.co/1jx7kA0PzP
Seriously this is so incredibly important. As an I/O psychologist, I’ve seen the results of these trainings. Not only are they harmful to the individual, but they are also incredibly harmful to team collaboration and cohesion. Just say no to critical race theory. It does not work— Karlyn Borysenko 🇺🇸 Parler/Minds/Gab @Karlyn (@DrKarlynB) September 5, 2020
Trump Orders Purge of ‘Critical Race Theory‘ from Federal Agencies https://t.co/ygXcTXRHsQ via @BreitbartNews This is a sickness that cannot be allowed to continue. Please report any sightings so we can quickly extinguish!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2020
WHITE HOUSE: "The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the Federal government."— Colin Wright (@SwipeWright) September 5, 2020
Fantastic @realchrisrufo!https://t.co/8kFCMuPCc6 pic.twitter.com/8s8FRiJEIc
Critical Race Theory says American society is structurally and fundamentally racist,— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 5, 2020
And that we are racist even if we don’t know we are being racist.
It’s disgusting, and so far from the truth.
Thank you, @realDonaldTrump for getting rid of it at the federal level!
“In an executive cease and desist order, the Trump administration is cutting off taxpayer dollars that fund ‘critical race theory’ and ‘white privilege’ training of federal employees” https://t.co/AIRSpy15xW— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 5, 2020
Does Glenn have white privilege? Dr. Karlyn Borysenko -- an organizational psychologist -- asks Glenn the questions we ALL want to know from the "Monitor Racism" test...like, "When shopping, can you find clothes that represent your race or cultural traditions?" These are today's important questions (apparently), and when tallied, they will answer the ONE question Glenn's been asking himself for years: does his race make him inherently privileged?