U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to stop federal funding for certain racial diversity training programs at the White House, which a memo calls “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”
The memo sent from the Office of Management and Budget director Russell Vought alleges employees have been required to attend training sessions “where they are told that ‘virtually all white people contribute to racism’ or where they are required to say that they ‘benefit from racism,’” citing unnamed media reports.
In the memo released Friday, Vought directs all federal agencies to identify any contracts or other spending for training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege” and other “propaganda” that “teaches or suggests … that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country” or that “any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”
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,” the memo reads.
The memo says the president has directed Vought to cease and desist any taxpayer dollars towards the programs.
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