In the most “Did I really just read that?” moment of the day, The President of The United States is claiming that anti-racism is the real racism. Donald Trump has long hinted at being the type of guy to believe that minorities and women are sub-human species. His new executive order essentially doubles down on those beliefs and will cause another media uproar in its wake.
Announced today, Donald Trump is signing an executive order that will almost flat out ban the military and federal contractors from implementing diversity training. That’s right, if you want to learn or teach your employees how to be more culturally sensitive, you can’t. According to Trump, the order is to “combat the offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” In short, Trump doesn’t want to feel white guilt.
His executive order bars federal contractors and the military from conducting training that “teaches, advocates, or promotes divisive concepts.” This means our history books, which are already insanely biased and historically inaccurate, could potentially get a lot worse. If companies are found to be conducting diversity training, or essentially anything deemed un-American, they could potentially lose access to federal grants and funding.
…with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2020
In full, the executive order plainly claims that anti-racism and anti-sexim efforts are instead, the actual examples of sexism and racism. The order ventures down a dangerous path as it directly allows for a revisionists version of American history and current events. One that villainizes you for feeling as the Constitution states and also ignores, that all men are created equal.
Welcome to the new Jim Crow.