(Headline USA) A new study from Critical Race Training in Education found that critical race theory is being taught in every single military branch through their respective academies, a development that many consider a potential threat to national security.
The study examined the curricula used in military academies, including the West Point Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and found elements of critical race theory throughout, according to Legal Insurrection.
Four of the academies offered material by anti-racist, woke authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi. All five academies offer voluntary diversity, equity and inclusion trainings to their students and faculty, and two actually require their faculty and staff to undergo these trainings.
The ideology isn’t as embedded in the military academies as it is in mainstream universities and colleges, the report said, but it is still being taught as fact to thousands of future soldiers and service members.
“The good news is that CRT and related ideologies have not yet captured the military service academies the way they have overrun higher ed, professional schools, and increasingly K-12,” said William Jacobson, a Cornell Law School professor and founder of Legal Insurrection.
“The bad news is that these ideologies have established a beachhead at the military service academies and are likely to expand as part of a more general military wokeness campaign from the top down.”
The inclusion of critcial race theory is a massive threat to our national security, Jacobson argued.
“Do we really want our future military officers to view themselves and the troops they will command through an obsessive racial lens? Is military cohesion and effectiveness improved by putting people into racial and ethnic boxes?” Jacobson wrote.
“Because the education of military officers is so important to our nation, public and political scrutiny is justified.”
A recent report revealed that West Point is teaching its cadets anti-racism in a course that claimed “whiteness” is “a location of structural advantage” and “a standpoint or place from which white people look at themselves and the rest of society.”
Another lesson asked cadets to apply critical race theory to certain situations.
“Do you think affirmative action creates an environment for ‘reverse discrimination?’” one question reads. “Use CRT to support your answer.”
Another question asked, “What is the difference between desegregation versus integration? How would you apply a tenet of CRT to this idea?”
The materials also claimed that white Americans “have primarily benefited from civil rights legislation,” and that racism is “ordinary” in the U.S.