A training manual approved by the Pentagon and obtained by Fox News’ Todd Starnes, warns about a so-called White Male Club in a racist America, and asserts that a white, heterosexual, Christian man has unfair advantages in the U.S. military over other soldiers — as they do in the larger society.
“The unfair economic advantages and disadvantages created long ago by institutions for whites, males, Christians, etc., still affect socioeconomic privilege today,” the manual warns, ignoring the fact that the allegedly American people had elected and re-elected a black man as president and commander-in-chief.
The manual also instructs troops to “support the leadership of people of color. Do this consistently, but not uncritically.”
The 637-page manual, Equal Opportunity Advisor Student Guide, was put together by the Pentagon’s Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) as a textbook to train the U.S. military’s Equal Opportunity (EO) officers during a three month DEOMI course taught at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. Those EO officers then disseminate their training throughout the military by leading Equal Opportunity briefings on every U.S. military installation.
The subject of alleged white privilege is in a 20-page section of the manual titled, “Power and Privilege.” Here are some excerpts from that section:
“Whites are the empowered group. White males represent the haves as compared to the have-nots.”
“Simply put, a healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian male receives many unearned advantages of social privilege, whereas a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege.”
“In spite of slave insurrections, civil war, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, the women’s suffrage movement leading to the 19th amendment, the civil rights movement, urban rebellions and the contemporary feminist movement, the club persists.”
“Today some white people may use the tactic of denial when they say, ‘It’s a level playing field; this is a land of equal opportunity.’ [That is not true.] Assume racism is everywhere, every day.”
FoxNews’ Todd Starnes obtained a copy of the manual from an Equal Opportunity officer who was disturbed by the course content and furious over the DEOMI’s reliance on the bigoted Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for information on “extremist” groups.The EO instructor, who asked not to identified because he fears reprisals, told Starnes, “I’m participating in teaching things that are not true. I should not be in a position to do that. It violates Constitutional principles, but it also violates my conscience. And I’m not going to do it – not going to do it.”
Starnes contacted the Pentagon as well as the DEOMI multiple times for comment on this story, but so far they have not responded to his requests.
DEOMI opened in 1971 in response to the civil rights movement. It’s responsible for Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity education and training for military active duty and reservists, according to its website.
A DEOMI training guide used by the Air Force lists the SPLC as a resource for information on hate groups and references the group several times. Considered as hate groups were Christian organizations such as the American Family Association and Family Research Council, immigration reform groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform and Atlas Shrugs, run by Pamela Geller and monitoring global jihadist activity.
You can read a 20-page excerpt from the EOAC training manual here.
H/t FOTM’s Miss May
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.