At this point, although stories that pass us by in the news cycle do continue to anger and sadden me, I wouldn’t say much has been surprising recently.
Unfortunately, that also applies to a story by Politico which revealed that the Education Department will be targeting employee book clubs that contain “Anti-American propaganda,” that is, work that discusses “white privilege” and other race-related concepts like systemic racism and white supremacy.
This is a consequence of the president’s recent declaration against the application of critical race theory throughout federal agencies.
An internal email sent by the Education Department and obtained by Politico ordered a review of any material that contradicts Nikki Haley’s reassuring conclusion that the United States is not a racist country. (I wasn’t sure, but now I’ll get my eight hours—hell, even nine hours of beauty rest.)
Every Education Department office in Washington, D.C., and regional locations throughout the country, will be required to assess training materials and existing contracts for events like diversity training workshops. The email stated that department officials agreed to continue diversity and inclusion training.