USDA diversity training session grew directly out of a policy put in place by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who in April 2009 issued a memo to all agency employees announcing “a new era of civil rights” and “cultural transformation,” and instructed the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil
Rights “to lead a comprehensive program to improve USDA’s record on civil rights and move us into a new era as a model employer and premier service provider.”
So who did the USDA turn to for this “new era of civil rights and cultural transformation?” Why to none other than Samuel Betances, who holds a doctorate from that center of socialist thinking – Harvard and describes himself as a “biracial, bicultural and bilingual citizen of the world.” After 23 years as Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University, Betances got his start in the “diversity training field” from former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
In 2011 and 2012, the USDA paid Samuel Betances and his firm almost $200,000 for their services. From 2007-2012, the federal government as a whole paid the firm more than $3.31 million, of which $2.8 million came from the Defense Department.
Samuel Betances’ revolting diversity seminar at the USDA demonstrates that “diversity” and “sensitivity training” have nothing to do with “tolerance” or goodwill, but are euphemisms for socially acceptable racism against white Americans.
In February 2013 Judicial Watch released video footage it had obtained of one of Betances’ “cultural sensitivity training”session given to employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In that session, Betances emphasized that the history of the United States was thoroughly steeped in racism and injustice. As an example: “[Some] Mexicans came to this country last night illegally; never mind that the United States expanded and took over what used to be Mexico. If the truth be known, in a lot of these circumstances, if you tell some of these Mexicans ‘Go back where you came from,’ they go to Texas, California, Arizona.”
Not only does Betances call us racists but he accuses our founding fathers of stealing our form of government from the Iroquois Indians. “And so when our founding elders and our Founding Fathers said, ‘We don’t want King George. We want our George Washington to create a republic with tools of democracy,’ our founding elders went to the Iroquois, native indigenous Americans in upstate New York, to borrow their system of governance. In fact, when I met with some of the Iroquois leadership some years ago, they say ‘Dr. Betances, not only did the Founding Fathers take our way of governing, they also took our symbol of nationhood, the eagle, as their symbol of nation-state.”
Throughout the session, Betances instructed attendees to repeat a variety of assertions. “If we work for a federal agency, we have discriminated in the past. Every federal agency has discriminated against African Americans, Hispanics, Native American Indians, and other groups.”
In an attempt to remove the stigma from illegal immigration, Betances instructs attendees at his seminar to repeat after him: “I want you to say that America was founded by outsiders—say that—who are today’s insiders, who are very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, ‘The Pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The Pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.’” Betances, by the way doesn’t like the word minorities. He uses the term “emerging majorities.”
For those that have not seen the clips you can watch them at this link.
If the Obama administration is pushing this socialist p.c. nonsense on federal workers – what brainwashing socialist garbage is he pushing on our children?
“The killers, figuratively speaking, are the diversity trainers who numb the human mind with slogans and rote instruction on emotional correctness. Once you kill the spirit, the rest is a matter of decomposition.” Kathleen Parker