WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 4 – Give stinkweed another name, and it will still stink, and the same goes for the new name for Marxism – what the left now calls “Diversity and Inclusion,” a moniker that sounds benignly acceptable. But it’s far from being as benevolent as it may sound, according to Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, who says it is a devilishly new way to indoctrinate our private and public sector institutions with socialist claptrap.
Here’s how Rufo put it: “Critical race theory [CRT] is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s and built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Relegated for many years to universities and obscure academic journals, it has increasingly become the default ideology in our public institutions over the past decade. It has been injected into government agencies, public school systems, teacher training programs, and corporate human resources departments in the form of diversity training programs, human resources modules, public policy frameworks, and school curricula.” In order to do this, they renamed their intent by simply changing the name, and among CRT’s aliases is Diversity and Inclusion [D&I].
It would appear that its proponents have accepted the fact that CRT has been exposed for what it is: a different kind of racial prejudice. And so they are seeking to give it a new name, one with a ring to it that suggests a kinder, gentler motivation. But there is nothing kind or gentle about the CRT or Diversity and Inclusion movement. If one dares to dissent, says Rufo, the theorists declare that it is irrefutable evidence of a dissenter’s white fragility, unconscious bias, or internalized white supremacy.”
Instead of bringing diverse sectors of the population together, the movement seeks to divide them as never before. Indeed, “It rejects the most fundamental beliefs of our nation, that we are all equal under the law and should have the same opportunities to prosper and pursue happiness based on individual merit,” as the Heritage Foundation explains it.
Rufo says CRT – or Diversity and Inclusion – is a way of acquiring political power by foisting its Marxist teachings on our public and private institutions by transitioning it’s messaging from the classroom to the boardroom. It needs to be confronted no matter what name is used by demanding answers to a few basic questions: “Do they support public schools separating first-graders into groups of ‘oppressors’ and ‘oppressed’? Do they support mandatory curricula teaching that all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism? Do they support public schools instructing white parents to become ‘white traitors’ and advocate for ‘white abolition’? Do they want those who work in government to be required to undergo this kind of re-education? How about managers and workers in corporate America? How about the men and women in our military?”
Blaine Pardoe is a New York Times bestselling author who wrote the book, Blue Dawn, that is focused on the notion that the progressive left’s goal is to overthrow the government. He says that “D&I runs amok” in corporate America. Pardoe wrote about his experience with D&I while working at a major accounting firm. His remembrances of that time were published by Townhall a few weeks ago and revealed that many companies are initiating D&I programs, including the accounting firm where he worked. He says that these programs are described as “mandatory training” in which employees “are forced to sit down and talk about your racial and sexual biases, whether you have them or not. In fact, if you don’t have them, that often means you have them but are in utter denial,” he says.
So, what do you learn in these sessions? Pardoe writes that you learn that when you are working on a project, you need a so-called “good balance” on your team, you need “men, women, gays, trans, etc., and people from different cultures. Where a decade ago we were told, ‘You should just put the best people on the job, regardless of their backgrounds,’ now the mantra is, ‘You need to look at all of their factors, starting with races and sex, and base your decisions for staffing around that.’ The myth they sell is that if you do that, you will produce a better product. So even if you know people who can get the job done perfectly, and do it fast, if they are not of the right mix, you can’t include them on your teams. Even on the surface it seems like you are making work take longer and potentially not be as good…but that is contrary to D&I so it is glossed over.”
It’s no way to run a business, but it is a way to spread the false concepts of Diversity and Inclusion and the socialist Critical Race Theory from the classroom and into the real world.
The Heritage Foundation report notes that “diversity, equity and inclusion training, is especially concerning. Diversity training is a Trojan Horse for Critical Race Theory. It’s not about teaching people to put aside possible biases and to judge others according to the content of their character. It’s about ending “Whiteness” and forcing White people to acknowledge their “complicity in White supremacy”… It holds that all Caucasians are racially biased and constantly discriminate without even knowing it, whereas “people of color” are incapable of biased or discriminatory behavior. This is racial stereotyping of the worst kind.”
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