Trump wendet sich gegen die „intersektionalen Theorien“

Gestern hatte ich schon einmal kurz etwas dazu geschrieben, dass Trump die „Critical Race Theories“ in Bundesbehörden rausschmeißen möchte. Hier der entsprechende Text:

September 4, 2020
FROM: Russell Vought
SUBJECT: Training in the Federal Government

It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date „training“ government workers to believe divisive, antiAmerican propaganda.

For example, according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that „virtually all White people contribute to racism“ or where they are required to say that they „benefit from racism.“ According to press reports, in some cases these training have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.

These types of „trainings“ not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce. We can be proud that as an employer, the Federal government has employees of all races, ethnicities, and religions. We can be proud that Americans from all over the country seek to join our workforce and dedicate themselves to public service. We can be proud of our continued efforts to welcome all individuals who seek to serve their fellow Americans as Federal employees. However, we cannot accept our employees receiving training
that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce.

The President has directed me to ensure that Federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions. Accordingly, to that end, the Office of Management and Budget will shortly issue more detailed guidance on implementing the President’s directive.

In the meantime, all agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on „critical race theory“ „white privilege,“ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either

(1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or

(2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.

In addition, all agencies should begin to identify all available avenues within the law to cancel any such contracts and/or to divert Federal dollars away from these unAmerican propaganda training sessions.

The President, and his Administration, are fully committed to the fair and equal treatment of all individuals in the United States. The President has a proven track record of standing for those whose voice has long been ignored and who have failed to benefit from all our country has to offer, and he intends to continue to support all Americans, regardless of race, religion, or creed. The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the Federal government.

Hat was. Und die Wahl des Anti-Rassismus-Training scheint mir eine administrative Entscheidung zu sein, die eine Regierung treffen kann. Zumal es Studien gibt, die genau zu diesem Ergebnis kommen.

Ich bin gespannt, wie sich das auswirken wird. Werden die republikanisch regierten Länder auf der Landesebene nachziehen? Welche Theorien werden in dem „neuen“ Antirassismustraining verwendet werden? Werden Anbieter der bisherigen Theorien umschwenken auf neue Theorien und neue Seminare?

Und wird das der Beraterindustrie nach diesen Theorien schaden?

Trump scheint aber auch andere Projekte dieser Art nunmehr ins Visier zu nehmen:

Über das 1619 Projekt ist folgendes zu finden:

The project was based on a proposal by Hannah-Jones to dedicate an issue of the magazine to a re-examination of the legacy of slavery in America, at the anniversary of the arrival of the first slaves to Virginia. The plan was to challenge the notion that the history of the United States began in 1776. The initiative quickly grew into a larger project. The project encompasses multiple issues of the magazine, with related materials in multiple other publications of the Times as well as a project curriculum developed in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center, for use in schools.[14] The project employed a panel of historians and had support from the Smithsonian, for fact-checking, research and development.[17] The project was envisioned with the condition that almost all of the contributions would be from African-American contributors, deeming the perspective of black writers an essential element of the story to be told.

Titel der Beiträge sind etwa:

  • „America Wasn’t a Democracy Until Black Americans Made It One“,
  • Why Is Everyone Always Stealing Black Music?“
  • „Why American Prisons Owe Their Cruelty to Slavery“

Nach dem Artikel klingt es etwas nach „Critical Black Studies“ oder wie das passende Fach auch immer heißen mag.

Gegenwärtig scheint sich alles bei der Rassismusfrage abzuspielen. Wobei ja auch die Regelungen für Prozesse an den Universitäten geändert worden sind, was in den Geschlechterbereich geht.

Interessant wird die Gegenreaktion sein. Werden radikale Linke die Proteste ausweiten? Und hat Trump das vielleicht sogar eingeplant oder hofft, dass es so ist, weil Proteste ihm mit seiner „Law and Order“-Ansicht eher Stimmen bringen und sie die Demokraten eher in eine Zwickmühle zwischen den radikalen Linken und den Bürgern bringen?