Fox News Digital reports that documents reveal the U.S. Army is teaching West Point cadets the neo-Marxist racism of Critical Race Theory (CRT), including addressing the purported problem of “whiteness.”
“Our military is under attack – from within,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a press release about the 600 pages of documents he received after suing the military twice under the FOIA. “These documents show racist, anti-American CRT propaganda is being used to try to radicalize our rising generation of Army leadership at West Point.”
“In order to understand racial inequality and slavery, it is first necessary to address whiteness,” one slide reads. It goes on to claim that “whiteness” is “a location of structural advantage, of race privilege,” a “standpoint or place from which white people look at themselves and the rest of society,” and refers “to a set of cultural practices that are usually unmarked and unnamed.”
“Do you think Affirmative Action creates an environment for ‘reverse discrimination?’” one question reads. “Use CRT to support your answer.”
“What is the difference between desegregation versus integration?” another question from a slide titled “Conundrums of Integration” asks. “How would you apply a tenant [sic] of CRT to this idea?”
Additionally, slides from an Army memo claim white Americans “have primarily benefited from civil rights legislation,” that racism “is ordinary,” and that race is “socially constructed,” as well as address “Queer Theory and Policy” in.
Another slide includes a graphic called “Modern Day Slavery in the USA” juxtaposed with claims that black Americans are “less likely than whites” to receive “recommended medical screening tests” or receive “a job promotion” while being more likely than white Americans to be murdered, incarcerated, or live “below the poverty line.”
None of that constitutes “modern-day slavery.” Nor does any of it necessarily reflect “systemic racism” or oppressive “whiteness,” which are leftist constructs to promote and a victimhood mentality among Americans — in this case, members of the military who are being subjected to a destructive racial tension in the ranks.