Trump extends ban on racial discrimination training to federal contractors

President Trump on Tuesday extended his administration’s ban on training involving race- and sex-based discrimination to include federal contractors, doubling down on an issue to appeal to his base, and white voters in particular. 

The White House released an executive order that outlaws the teaching of “divisive concepts,” such as the idea that one race or sex is superior, that the United States is fundamentally racist or sexist, that any individual should feel “discomfort, guilt, anguish” or physiological distress because of their race or sex or that an individual bears responsibility for past actions by others of the same race or sex.

“[T]raining like that discussed above perpetuates racial stereotypes and division and can use subtle coercive pressure to ensure conformity of viewpoint,” the order states. “Such ideas may be fashionable in the academy, but they have no place in programs and activities supported by Federal taxpayer dollars.”

The order applies to executive departments and agencies, the U.S. military, federal contractors and federal grant recipients.

The president announced the order via Twitter roughly three weeks after his administration ordered federal agencies to cancel programs that discuss “white privilege” or “critical race theory.” The latter concept teaches that racism and racial inequality are a result of systemic power structures.

There is more at the link above.  Is any in doubt that this is an attempt by tRump, Stephen Miller, and those racist ilk to stop any equality teachings.  They are out in the open white supremacist.   This is the change in the US.   In four years we have gone from the building equality of rights for all, to rights for wealthy whites only.   Look how tRump keeps claiming that he is protecting the suburbs for the white women from the “lower incomes” moving in by which he means POC.   I know a lot of tRump supporters are racist, but this idea of the suburbs being all white is from a past age only viable in the mind of Republicans of tRumps age.    The truth is the suburbs are well mixed and suffering as the rest of us are.  I do not get the racism of the current “educated’ Republican politicians.   They have to know it is bullshit!   So for them to keep up the charade it has to have some meaning or benefit to them.   Other than pleasing their racist base and trying to create a larger racist base, I am at a loss.  It is beyond stupid and will fail.   Hugs

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