A Department of Defense’s education officer’s (DODEA) “racial justice” books are featured in nearly one-third of Pentagon K-12 schools, according to an Open The Books Thursday report.
DODEA Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Kelisa Wing is the co-author of 23 children’s books including, “What is White Privilege?,” “What Does It Mean to Defund Police?” and “What Is Anti-Racism?,” according to an Open The Books report. As of January 2023, 49 Department of Defense schools carry 606 copies of Wing’s books, a more than 1,200% increase since October 2022. (RELATED: ‘Everybody Can Be Racist’: DOD Chief Diversity Educator Defends Tweets Targeted Toward White Educators)
“DoDEA is charged with educating nearly 70,000 children of servicemembers and other military-related personnel, many of whom have no other education choices when stationed overseas,” Adam Andrzejewski, the author of the report, wrote. “We call for complete transparency so servicemembers can understand what their children are being taught and taxpayers can decide if their money is well spent.”
Wing denied being a co-author of the children’s books saying she was actually a “content advisor” in an Air Force Times interview, Open The Books reported. Shortly after calling herself a “content advisor,” Wing referred to her colleagues listed on the books as her “co-author.”
Wing’s book “What Is White Privilege?” teaches kids in an “honest and age appropriate way” to explore the concept of “systemic and intrinsic racism,” according to Good Reads. “What Does It Mean To Defund The Police?” lays out the concept and reasons behind defunding the police for kids.
“What Is Anti-Racism?” teaches students about “actively working against racism,” according to the book’s Goodreads description.
@WhitlockJason @ClayTravis @stephenasmith This is Kelisa Wing, chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer at the Dept of Defense education wing who has written NUMEROUS Public Racial Statements regarding White people. So much for @POTUS @JoeBiden bringing us all together. pic.twitter.com/130AxJyLRf
— EZ (@EZMoe22) September 13, 2022
In September, Wing was criticized for posts on her social media that discussed her disapproval of white people and their alleged “privilege,” calling them derogatory names. Shortly after the posts, the Pentagon opened an investigation into Wing and her social media posts, according to the New York Post.
“I am exhausted by 99% of the white men in education and 95% of the white women,” White wrote on Linkedln before deleting her account. “Where can I get a break from white nonsense for a while?”
Wing and the DODEA did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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