|Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on June 23, 2022 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
West Point now teaches Critical Race Theory
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is currently being taught at West Point military academy.
According to recently published documents and training materials from the military academy, cadets at the demanding institution in upstate New York are taught that "whiteness" connotes "race privilege" and "structural advantage."
The records were provided to Judicial Watch following the filing of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in response to accusations that CRT was being taught in military training and suggested reading lists for service personnel, as well as being taught at the service academies.
Cadets are instructed on presentation slides at West Point that "in order to understand racial inequality and slavery, it is first necessary to address whiteness."
The slide defines "whiteness" as a "standpoint or place from which white people look at themselves and the rest of society," and it refers to "a set of cultural practices that are typically unmarked and unnamed."
Another slide, with a graphic titled "Modern Day Slavery In The United States," adds that Black individuals are less likely to "have a college education, receive recommended medical screening tests, receive bank approval for a housing mortgage, own their own homes, or receive a job promotion."
A subsequent lecture instructs cadets that "racism is ordinary race is socially constructed, and White Americans have primarily benefited from civil rights legislation."
According to The Washington Times, the DOD released more than 600 pages of records, including presentation slides, course plans, and emails, revealing the depth of CRT education at West Point.
“Our military is under attack — from within,” noted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These documents show racist, anti-American CRT propaganda is being used to try to radicalize our rising generation of Army leadership at West Point.”
Rep. Mike Waltz, a Florida Republican, stated that the superintendent of West Point acknowledged the institution conducted a course that included critical race theory as well as a lecture titled "Understanding Whiteness and White Rage," which was attended by more than 100 cadets.
The seminar was “taught by a woman who described the Republican Party and Republican Party platform [as] a platform of White supremacy.”