Donald Trump on Friday night showed his true color again: pure white. The Office of Management and Budget took the step on Friday of issuing a memo to all federal agencies, “Training in the Federal Government,” which opened:
“For example, according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually all White people contribute to racism’ or where they are required to say that they ‘benefit from racism.’ According to press reports, in some cases these training have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.”
What this memo refers to is implicit bias, but apparently, Stephen Miller and others in the administration will put an end to this training. The memo notes: “The President has directed me to ensure that Federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions. Accordingly, to that end, the Office of Management and Budget will shortly issue more detailed guidance on implementing the President’s directive. In the meantime, all agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on ‘critical race theory’/ ‘white privilege,’ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”
This is yet another effort by Trump and his administration to offer solace to those who believe this nation is not racist and has nothing to improve upon, and a distraction from the offensive statements Trump has made about our military.