New documents allege that the far-left concept of Critical Race Theory (CRT) is now being taught by the U.S. Army to West Point cadets as part of their curriculum.
The New York Post reports that the documents were obtained by Judicial Watch and first given to Fox News. According to the information obtained by the watchdog group, the new race-based lessons involve cadets being asked about “Whiteness,” and being instructed to apply race to all of their answers. Judicial Watch acquired over 600 documents pertaining to the subject after successfully suing the Department of Defense.
One slide from such a presentation declares that “in order to understand racial inequality and slavery, it is first necessary to address Whiteness,” and the “take-for-grantedeness of Whiteness.” The slide further claims 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.”
Another slide, titled “Modern slavery in the USA,” falsely claims that black Americans are less likely than White Americans to receive certain things in life, including a college degree, medical screenings, bank approval for a mortgage, or a promotion at work.
“Our military is under attack, from within,” said Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, in a press release. “These documents show racist, anti-American CRT propaganda is being used to try to radicalize our rising generation of Army leadership at West Point.”
Judicial Watch has since published all of the relevant documents related to its original Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and they were included in the press release.
Critical Race Theory is the far-left and widely-debunked concept that all White people are automatically racist, and that the United States is a fundamentally racist nation from its inception. It has risen in popularity with the Left in recent years, especially following the rise of the black nationalist movement Black Lives Matter, which culminated in the race riots of 2020. After Joe Biden came to power, the Biden Administration has been making sweeping and systematic efforts to implement CRT at all levels of government.