The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained documents showing the U.S. Army held a seminar in April 2015 for 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon on “white privilege.”
Materials from the event state, “Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual…”
Presented as part of an “equal opportunity briefing,” the PowerPoint presentation at the seminar asked “What is privilege?”
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.”
The PowerPoint slides obtained by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request include:
At the time of the seminar, April of 2015, Stars And Stripes reported, “The presentation was not authorized, nor was it part of the standard slides shown to soldiers,” according to an Army spokesman.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton called the seminar “Outrageous,” adding, “that is the only word to describe this type of raw racist indoctrination. The Obama administration undermines the morale of our military with morally repugnant ‘equal opportunity training’ that makes many soldiers feel unwelcome because they are the wrong sex, race, religion or aren’t part of a politically correct group.”