Major Military Academies Have Been Teaching Critical Race Theory for Some Time

A new study by an education watchdog group claims that major military academies in the United States have been actively teaching the far-left and anti-White concept of “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) to future military leaders.

According to Fox News, the report comes from CriticalRace.org, which focuses on monitoring the spread of CRT across the country, particularly in education. The website is a project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to freedom of speech and academic freedom on campus. As part of the project, the foundation has expanded the scope of its investigation to include military academies as well.

“The good news is that CRT and related ideologies have not yet captured the military service academies the way they have overrun higher ed, professional schools, and increasingly K-12,” said William Jacobson, the founder of Legal Insurrection. “The bad news is that these ideologies have established a beachhead at the military service academies and are likely to expand as part of a more general military wokeness campaign from the top down.”

Jacobson said that the investigation had discovered this trend after taking a closer look at the curricula at the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. The report concluded that every single one of these elite military institutions has been teaching some form of CRT, otherwise known as “anti-racism,” as part of the broader “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) agenda.

“The purpose of the military service academies is to educate and train our future military leaders. The public has a strong interest in what happens there. Whether these students will graduate with the skills and motivation needed to defend the nation is a matter of national interest and security,” Jacobson continued. “The military leadership needs to consider whether training military officers in ideologies that separate Americans by race and other group characteristics, and that incessantly demonize the United States as systemically evil, serves a valid military or national security purpose.”

CRT has been actively promoted by the Biden Administration since Biden first came to power. The theory alleges, among other things, that all White people are automatically racist, and that the United States is an inherently racist nation. It often focuses on past and allegedly present instances of so-called “systemic racism,” and tries to blame White people of today for the racial sins of the past.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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