Defense contractor Raytheon has been promoting and applying critical race theory to its workforce since at least 2020, according to internal documents.
Part of the campaign's goals includes a pledge for its 180,000 employees to "check [their] own biases and take meaningful action to understand and mitigate them" and to "initiate meaningful, complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations with [their] friends and colleagues."
In aspects of the course, it encourages employees to "identify [their] privilege," whether that's "gender or ethnicity or sexual orientation," and to "learn about others' disadvantages." It tells workers who are "recognizing their privilege" to "set aside" and "amplify others instead of attempting to speak for them."
Employees who are not black are taught what they should and shouldn't say to black coworkers.
"I'm scared to say the wrong thing to you," and "I can't wait for things to calm down and get back to normal," are things people are encouraged "not to say to your black colleagues," while such phrases such as, "I realize my discomfort is a fraction of what you're feeling," and "I'm having conversations about racism with my non-black family and friends even though I'm afraid," are things they should say.
Critical race theorists say U.S. institutions are designed to keep white people ahead of minorities, and the only way to achieve a just society is to dismantle the system.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.
Opponents to critical race theory have raised objections during school board meetings nationally.
Supporters argue that it's not taught in schools and say opponents are conflating teaching about race and the teaching of critical race theory, though the National Education Association voted during its annual assembly earlier in July to support teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools.
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Original Author: Mike Brest