An employee training material from the Department of Transportation informed its staff that non-White people, non-U.S. citizens, and women are “oppressed in the country.”
Training documents obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request, and reviewed by Fox News, show that employees at the DOT are encouraged to help turn the agency into an “anti-racist multicultural organization.” They were also provided charts that would track and aid in quantifying their status as either “agents” of privileged groups” or as “targets” within “oppressed groups.”
One slideshow even asks the employees how they can “measure success in diversity work” and in “equity work.”
It added that no one in the present time is responsible for what happened in the past. However, the slide says that everyone is responsible for how the future is created. It added that even as racial equity is being discussed, racism continues to play out.
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Forcing this teaching on government employees is a form of workplace violence.
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Pete Buttigieg, a former presidential candidate and current Secretary of Transportation, now leads the DOT. He was confirmed during President Joe Biden’s term.
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The training material continues on to explain the notions of “individual racism,” “structural racism,” and “institutional racism.” It also contains charts and a continuum, giving examples of oppressors and oppression.
The training material also warns that simply choosing to not be a racist person or a prejudiced one is not enough. It says attempting to suppress or stop biased thoughts can “actually increase” actions done with bias rather than get rid of it.
The training session happened on May 3, 2021, per the dates included on the documents.