By Thomas Madison
The photo, above, was shot by an observer during an EO (Equal Opportunity) class given to soldiers of the US Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Pay particular attention to bullet #3 on the projector slide.
Our soldiers, of all colors, are being taught that “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. To be white in American [sic] means not having to think about it.”
This training and mentality accomplishes a number of things:
1. It tells blacks that whites are racists who have no time for inferior people like them.
2. It tells whites that they are racists, by their very existence.
3. It further divides the races. It is divisive, caustic, incendiary.
4. It damages the trust and brotherhood that must exist between soldiers in combat.
5. It is counterproductive to improving race relations. It is trash!
Hopefully, our young soldiers are smart enough to ignore stupidity like this, which will result in them losing respect for, and trust in, their leadership. Not a good thing.
From The Daily Caller
A diversity training session for the Army turned into a lecture on “white privilege” Thursday.
The Equal Opportunity briefing, which was presented to approximately 400 soldiers in the 67th Signal Battalion in Fort Gordon, Ga., garnered attention after a photograph of a PowerPoint slide of the presentation was posted on Facebook.
The slide, titled, “the luxury of obliviousness,” states, “[R]ace privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them.” It adds, quoting, “To be white in American [sic] means not having to think about it.”
The quote appears to be from James Baldwin, as referenced in sociologist Allan G. Johnson’s book, “Privilege, Power, and Difference.” The popular book teaches readers how to examine the implications of their privilege.
Cpt. Lindsay Roman, a spokesperson for the Army, told USA Today the presentation material was not authorized and not part of the standard presentation. The Equal Opportunity instructor, instead, chose to incorporate the topic of white privilege into the presentation.
On Facebook, people expressed outrage over the inclusion of the topic of white privilege. Some individuals even joked that they would file an Equal Opportunity complaint against the Equal Opportunity course, pointing out hypocrisy of singling out white people.