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Judicial Watch Doc: US Army Gave Soldiers White Privilege Training

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By    |   Monday, 14 Mar 2016 06:35 PM

White privilege gives Caucasians the "luxury of obliviousness" to the problems of racial minorities, a U.S. Army briefing to 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia asserted, according to documents obtained by watchdog organization Judicial Watch.

Soldiers were told at the April 2015 briefing that "Being able to command the attention of lower-status individuals without having to give it in return is a key aspect of privilege."

They were also instructed 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 America means not having to think about it.'"

"Privilege is always at someone else's expense and always exacts a cost," the soldiers were told.

Writing for Breitbart Monday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton described further details of the briefing, which included a PowerPoint presentation.

The briefing "alleged that there are unspecified 'powerful forces everywhere' keeping different kinds of people from being valued, accepted, and appreciated, but 'we act as if it doesn’t exist,'” Fitton writes.

"This alleged privilege creates a 'yawning divide' in income, wealth, and dignity. The material described a mythical African woman who isn’t aware that she’s black until she comes to America, encounters 'white racism' and discovers the U.S. is 'organized according to race.'"

"Outrageous is really the only word to describe this type of raw, racist indoctrination," Fitton wrote of the program.

"The Obama administration undermines the morale of our military with morally repugnant 'equal opportunity training' that makes many soldiers feel unwelcome because they are the wrong sex, race, religion or aren’t part of a politically correct group."

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White privilege gives Caucasians the luxury of obliviousness to the problems of racial minorities, a U.S. Army briefing to 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia asserted, according to documents obtained by watchdog organization Judicial...
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