Donald Trump has ordered the White House Office of Management and Budget to end anti-racism training programs in federal agencies calling them “un-American” and “divisive.”
From the Washington Post:
In the two-page memo, OMB Director Russell Vought says Trump has asked him to prevent federal agencies from spending millions in taxpayer dollars on these training sessions. Vought says OMB will instruct federal agencies to come up with a list of all contracts related to training sessions involving “white privilege” or “critical race theory,” and do everything possible within the law to cancel those contracts, the memo states.
The memo, released on Friday, also tells all federal agencies to identify and if possible cancel contracts that involve teaching that America is an “inherently racist or evil country.”
“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,” the memo states.
Trump is proudly declarin' he endin' racial sensitivity training in the U.S. government. Before the week's out, he's gonna tell us Rosa Parks shouldn't have been allowed on that bus in the first place.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 5, 2020
I went to racial sensitivity training. It was very enlightening for me as a white woman. There were a few other white women in my class who were very defensive when POC described their experiences. I think they missed the entire point. Guarantee those women are MAGA supporters.
— nora j (@sasidechick) September 5, 2020
Read more at the Washington Post.