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President Trump recently announced a ban on critical race, gender, and queer theory indoctrination in government agencies, and tonight he extended that prohibition to companies and businesses that work with the US federal government.
Trump signed the executive order that read "...many people are pushing a different vision of America that is grounded in hierarchies based on collective social and political identities rather than in the inherent and equal dignity of every person as an individual. This ideology is rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that come people, simply on account of their race or sex, are oppressors; and that racial and sexual identities are more important than our common status as human beings and Americans."
The order read that "Instructors and materials teaching that men and members of certain races, as well as our most venerable institutions, are inherently sexist and racist are appearing in workplace diversity trainings across the country, even in components of the Federal Government and among Federal contractors."
It is the implementation of reeducation in by those who contract with the federal government that Trump has banned. The order calls out the Department of the Treasury, which held a workshop advocating for the idea that "virtually all White people, regardless of how 'woke' they are, contribute to racism." Group leaders at this seminar encouraged staff to steer clear of "'narratives' that Americans should 'be more color-blind' or 'let people's skills and personalities be what differentiates them.'"
Additional labs, departments, and contractors are listed as in violation of principles of equality and equal employment. These contractors perpetrate the idea that "racism 'is interwoven into every fabric of America.'"
Christopher Rufo, who earlier this summer broke the story of the reeducation of white men at premier nuclear research lab Sandia Labs, tweeted out victory.
Trump's order appears to be a direct result of Ruffo's groundbreaking work in this area. Rufo writes that "The President's executive order is nothing short of astonishing: he has used all of the mechanisms of power to destroy the anti-American ideology of critical race theory—and immediately takes the fight to the bureaucracy, woke corporations, and universities. He is playing to win."
Rufo notes that "The point on federal contractors is a major escalation: if a private company wants to work with the US government, they can no longer teach critical race theory anywhere in their offices. This could potentially disrupt CRT programs in half of the Fortune 500.
"The executive order will also disrupt the flow of money to academia's critical race theory programs. The order stops all federal grants that support CRT—with the potential to cripple hundreds of academic projects moving forward."
Last week, Trump launched the 1776 Commission, which will offer grants for the implementation of curriculum that speaks of America's greatness, as opposed to focussing solely on her missteps.
In service to America's mission of equality, Trump said that the 1776 Commission "will teach our children about the miracle of American history" and honour the 250th anniversary of America's founding. Trump lauded the country as the "most fair, equal, and prosperous nation in human history."
This executive order is an attempt to again enshrine the principles of liberty, and justice for all, and to affirm that a persons sex, skin colour, or ethnic background is not a determinant of their worth.