USDA’s ‘Cultural Sensitivity Class’: “Pilgrims were Illegal Aliens”

From Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch today released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program. A whistleblower reported to Judicial Watch that employees were required to bang on tables, chanting in unison “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” while being instructed to no longer use the word “minorities,” but to replace it with “emerging majorities.” Judicial Watch received the videos pursuant to a May 18, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The sensitivity training sessions, described as “a huge expense” by diversity awareness trainer and self-described “citizen of the world” Samuel Betances, were held on USDA premises. The diversity event is apparently part of what USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack described in a memo sent to all agency employees as a “new era of Civil Rights” and “a broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.”  In 2011 and 2012, the USDA paid Betances and his firm nearly $200,000 for their part in the “cultural transformation” program.

USDA Training Administrator, Vincent Loran, in an October 10, 2011, email previously revealed by Judicial Watch, asked Betances for a copy of a training video vowing to keep it secret. “It will not be used for or show [sic] in any way shape or form,” Loran promised.  Nevertheless, Judicial Watch was able to obtain the video.  Highlights from the video of the taxpayer-financed diversity training include:

– “If you take a look at all of you here and you think about your salaries and your benefits and what you have left undone – plus my fee – plus the expense of the team that putting the video together, this is a huge expense.”

– “I want you to say that American was founded by outsiders – say that – who are today’s insiders, who are very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, ‘The pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.’” Betances also asked the audience, “Give me a bam,” after these statements, to which the audience replied in unison.

– “By the way, I don’t like the word ‘minorities.’ How about ‘emerging majorities?’”

Contrived socialist indoctrination usually works on people with limited cognitive skills and low-information.

Back during the days of early exploration, there was no such thing as immigration laws.  In fact, the Indians didn’t even have a single, united nation, but many.  Many Americans are a mix of European and Native American tribes indigenous to the US or as indigenous as they can be, given that they migrated from Asia.  Mexico and Central America had the same kind of immigration as the U.S.,  starting with the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish and the colonization by the French.

The truth about history is a bit more complicated than the “whitey is responsible for all the world’s problems” crap that passes for education with lefties.

If anyone thinks the “native American Indians” were all about “peace, love, and Kumbaya” until the Europeans showed up, they’re just plain stupid. The tribes that occupied this continent, as well as Mexico and Central and South America, were some of the most blood-thirsty cutthroats on the planet. They fought, slaughtered, and conquered each other for eons.

There isn’t one ethnic group on this earth who hasn’t been kicked around or done its own kicking. I’m Irish-Scots-German-Cherokee. I’m not ashamed of any part of my heritage. I will never apologize for my ancestry.

He’s lucky I wasn’t at his little brainwashing session.

Betances and whoever sent him to teach this class are ignorant bigots with no knowledge of history except the revised, taxpayer-funded, dumbed-down, libtard version.

This is the same USDA that spawned the likes of  Shirley Sherrod’s racism and the Pigford scandal.

Send an email to Betances:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250, Mail Stop 0115
PHONE: (202) 720-3808
FAX: (202) 690-1782

I already did.

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