Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training For Federal Contractors
On Tuesday, the president expanded his ban on "efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies" by extending it to government contractors and the military.
Trump Order Seeks To Ban Military, Government Contractors From Some Diversity Training
U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids “divisive concepts,” including teaching that the United States is “fundamentally racist or sexist” or that any individual bears “responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.” (9/22)
Trump Expands Ban On Racial Sensitivity Training To Contractors
He signed an executive order that requires contracts to now include a provision that says contractors with the federal government will not have "workplace training that inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating" or face the cancellation of contracts. "Instructors and materials teaching that men and members of certain races, as well as our most venerable institutions, are inherently sexist and racist are appearing in workplace diversity trainings across the country, even in components of the Federal Government and among Federal contractors," the order says. (9/22)
Trump To Expand Ban Against Anti-Racism Training To Federal Contractors
ReNika Moore, director of the ACLU Racial Justice Program, said in an emailed statement, "Our country needs to acknowledge and reckon with its history of systemic racism and racial discrimination. Instead, the Trump Administration is leading with ignorance and moving to ban training that could help address the issue. This is an attack on the fight for racial justice." (Knutson and Rummler, 9/23)