Skip to comments.Sandia Labs ‘pauses’ all diversity and inclusion training (NM - Whistle blower sent email about the indoctrination that got to POTUS)
Posted on 09/18/2020 9:38:31 AM PDT by CedarDave
Sandia National Laboratories has paused all inclusion and diversity training in the wake of a memo from the Trump administration that called such sessions divisive, un-American propaganda.
The director of the labs said in an email to the workforce that the pause is temporary, and that inclusion and diversity are still critical to lab operations.
This is a pause, not an end to our I&D training, James Peery, director of Sandia National Labs, wrote in a message to lab employees, which was obtained by the Journal. We continue to believe that inclusion and diversity are critical to providing exceptional service in the national interest.
Sandia offered its employees diversity training in the wake of recent protests across the country, including those after the shooting death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by police.
The training at the labs upset at least one electrical engineer, who sent a lab-wide email blast criticizing them. The engineer, Casey Petersen, argued, in part, that the training overexaggerated the existence of systemic racism and white privilege.
The labs declined to discuss with the Journal the training they offered.
Several conservative-leaning news sites and think tanks wrote about Petersens email, which included an hourlong video. Those reports caught the attention of the White House, which pushed back against the training sessions.
On Sept. 4, Russell Vought, director of the White House Budget Office, referenced some of those media reports in a memo directing all executive branch agencies, which include national labs, to stop such workshops.
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, he wrote.
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One of the nice things about being retired as a DoD civilian employee, no more of those mandatory indoctrination courses.
I&D = Indoctrination and Division
We continue to believe that inclusion and diversity are critical to providing exceptional service in the national interest.
Doesn’t this moron understand that inclusion and diversity are contradictory terms?
Trump has established an email address where violators may be reported.
“Paused” means some idiot is going to sue, no doubt.
Fire Peery immediately.
“...inclusion and diversity are still critical to lab operations.””
That should be grounds for firing.
>>>>...inclusion and diversity are still critical to lab operations.
>>That should be grounds for firing.
He stated that he “believes” that. Mere opinion is not grounds for dismissal, as long as his actions do not counter the President’s order.
Pause his employment, permanently.
Same thing happened at Intel back in 2002 when someone in HR tried to ram this same thing thru.
External contractor was terminated and the project was never talked about again.
Several of us had our records damaged because we spoke up but the program died.
In some Oregon state agencies, job applicants are required to show how they have promoted diversity and inclusion.
Fire the insolent, seditious lab director. What an absolute putz.
Does he even now how an H bomb works?
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