During a Senate Armed Services Committee aurally perceiving, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) grilled Austin on whistleblower complaints from accommodation members who verbalized they were essentially being edified critical race theory.
Cotton verbalized he and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) have received “several hundred” such complaints about the Pentagon’s extremist and diversity training, which Austin authoritatively mandated earlier this year.
Cotton verbalized one Marine told them that a “military history training session was superseded with indispensable training on police brutality, white privilege, and systemic racism,” and that several officers are now leaving his unit because of that training.
He verbalized another accommodation member told them their unit was required to read “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo which claims, “white people raised in Western society are conditioned into a white supremacist world view.”
“Another” complaint they received emanates from a member of the special operations community who verbalized they have been told, “The U.S. Special Operations Community is racist.” An Army officer told them that his general officer told him the entire Army is racist.
And one airman told them their unit was coerced into a racist exercise called a “privilege walk” where members of the wing were authoritatively mandated to dissever themselves by race and gender in order to stratify people predicated on their perceived privilege.
Cotton verbalized: “Soldiers have come forward to tell us that they have been coerced to visually examine videos about systemic racism and documentaries that re-indite America’s history as a fundamentally racist and evil nation.” Cotton integrated:
Mr. Secretary, we’re hearing reports of plummeting morale, growing mistrust between the races and the sexes where none existed just six months ago, and unexpected separations and retirements based on these trainings alone. And again, these are not my words these are the words of your own troops.
Austin verbally expressed he did not believe the military is a fundamentally racist organization or that anyone in the military should be treated differently predicated on their skin color or sex, integrating, “That is why we have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focus in the military.”
Austin additionally verbalized he would recommend that accommodation members report to their command or to the inspector general when they are subjected to trainings that draw on critical race concepts, such as that America or its military is inherently racist or that certain races are inherently privileged or victimized. He integrated:
I would also say that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is important to this military now and it will be important in the future. We are going to make sure our military looks like America and that our leadership looks like what’s in the ranks of the military.
Cotton closed out his querying with: “This is not about diversity in general, though. This is about a very categorical kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping in to some components of our military predicated on the whistleblower complaints we have received.”
After the auditory perception, Cotton verbalized in a verbalization, “Secretary Austin and I accede that core tenets of Critical Race Theory have no place in our military, which must remain an institution that welcomes patriotic denizens of every race and background.”
“I want to echo the Secretary’s comment that servicemembers who encounter any anti-American notions, or training which singles out troops predicated on the color of their skin, or edifies that one race discriminates while others do not, or that America or the military is a fundamentally racist place, or that one race is inherently privileged while others are inherently oppressed, ought to report them up the chain of command, the Inspector General, or directly to me through the whistleblower website hosted by Congressman Crenshaw,” he integrated.
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