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Our Study: Critical Race Theories Have “Established a Beachhead at the Military Service Academies”

Our Study: Critical Race Theories Have “Established a Beachhead at the Military Service Academies”

An analysis by our CriticalRace.org shows: “The good news is that CRT and related ideologies have not yet captured the military service academies … The bad news is that these ideologies have established a beachhead … and are likely to expand as part of a more general military wokeness campaign from the top down.”

Critical Race Training in Education (CriticalRace.org), a project of the Legal Insurrection Foundation, previously rolled out databases on Higher Education, Elite Private Schools. and Medical Schools. The databases received substantial media attention.

Today we rolled out our Military Service Academies database, which was covered by Fox News Digital, Critical Race Theory taught to future military leaders at U.S. military academies, according to new study:

The article explained our expansive and unique databases:

United States military service academies have taught or introduced some form of critical race theory or “anti-racism” training on future military leaders, according to CriticalRace.org, which monitors CRT curricula and training in higher education.

CriticalRace.org had previously examined CRT curricula and training in higher education, elite private schools and medical schools. The project from Legal Insurrection Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to campus free speech and academic freedom, has since expanded its database to include military academies….

Jacobson, a clinical professor of law at Cornell Law School, founded CriticalRace.org’s extensive database. The group’s latest venture explored the United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy and the United States Military Academy at West Point….

“CriticalRace.org is a fully-sourced and documented resource. We make it easy for the public to understand the facts as to Critical Race training throughout all levels of education. You may like it or hate it, but the facts are the facts and that is what our unique databases provide,” Jacobson said.

The article then summarized our top line findings and concerns:

“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. 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,” Legal Insurrection founder William A. Jacobson told Fox News Digital….

“The purpose of the military service academies is to educate and train our future military leaders. The public has a strong interest in what happens there. Whether these students will graduate with the skills and motivation needed to defend the nation is a matter of national interest and security,” Jacobson said. “The military leadership needs to consider whether training military officers in ideologies that separate Americans by race and other group characteristics, and that incessantly demonize the United States as systemically evil, serves a valid military or national security purpose.”

CriticalRace.org found that all five federal service academies have some form of critical race, anti-racism, or related objectives, which sometimes fall under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals….

Four of the academies were found to offer materials by authors Robin DiAngelo and Ibram Kendi, whose books explicitly call for discrimination, according to Jacobson.

All five academies also have offered voluntary CRT-related trainings or activities to their students, faculty and staff, while two have mandatory trainings for faculty and staff, according to CriticalRace.org.

“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? These are questions the military leadership will need to consider as it evaluates whether and how far it takes the teaching of CRT and related ideologies as part of a military service academy education,” Jacobson said. “Because the education of military officers is so important to our nation, public and political scrutiny is justified.”

Head over to the link for the full article, which contains a lot of details about what we found at specific academies.

The databases continue to be a priority for us. While in many ways the public relations battle against CRT has been won, the infrastructure of money and people who push these ideologies remains in place. We are in this for the long run, as others will move on to the next hot issue.

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The U.S. military does what it’s civilian masters tell it to do. This is a positive feature of our republic but also a weakness which depends on an honorable civil government. One that won’t abuse that special relationship with our service members by forcing social change experiments on them that they know wouldn’t fly among the civilian populace.

The service members depend not only on the honor and integrity of their civil leaders but on that of their uniformed senior leaders to protect them from this abuse. When the senior military leaders have allowed themselves to be co-opted by a political or social movement and abuse their positions by forcing indoctrination of their troops into those movements we have truly lost the bubble.

It’s time for a massive purge and refocusing of the Officer Corps on their responsibilities to be absolutely non if not anti political in their words and actions.

The military has two jobs: kill people and break things. Critical Racism Theory will do nothing to help that, but likely will interfere with that.

Imagine having to do racial assessments before shooting the enemy. Once, I would have said this idea was ludicrous, but now, I fear it will come true.

Putin and Winnie the Pooh are laughing.

This article is at least 5 years late but I am overjoyed to see LI start to tackle the issue of CRT infiltration of the military.

The woke rot was already infecting it 15 years ago when I was at the Naval Academy.

When I was there, when the officers were picking the Midshipmen Company Commanders (there were 30 companies, and they had student staff that had a pretty big screening process), AFTER all of them had been chosen, the Superintendent/Commandant decided that there wasn’t enough ‘diversity’.

What that meant was a bunch of the company officers (the actual O-3’s/O-4’s in charge of the companies) had to go back and tell the chosen commanders, ‘hey you were the best person for the job, but now I have to take it back and give it to a woman instead’.

And to be blunt, the women that ACCEPTED the job under those circumstances lost all respect of everybody around them for being willing to take a job they hadn’t earned.

    Dathurtz in reply to Olinser. | July 26, 2022 at 7:57 am

    And it sucks for anybody in a “diverse” group that actually earned it because they get tarred with the same brush.

      Dimsdale in reply to Dathurtz. | July 26, 2022 at 9:01 am

      It is like choosing a doctor; do you want to take a chance on the doctor that got where they are because of some non medical attribute or medical skill?

      I remember on some old medical show, probably St. Elsewhere, on two black docs talking about this and whether they “checked the box,” and the implications of that.

      All it does is degrade the recipients, whether they are good or bad. Look at Biden’s trans “admiral.” The immediate presumption, and accurate one, is that it go there because it wore a dress, and nothing else.

The military was once a success story of integration. Now it’s an extremely disturbing reality that we are training killing machines to hate half of their countrymen — who they are supposed to defend and protect. The extreme language that they use and allow only guarantee that we’re going to have a BIG problem someday soon

Will this diversity impact the command decisions–If our enemy is what diversity looks like will our American commanders be willing to sacrifice our troops for that reason??

In the next war, we are going to take a beating.

This is just another point on the downward scale of the degradation of the military. Having served from 78-92, and 99-09, I have seen firsthand the destruction. When I first came in, you had to ask the Commander of your unit if you could get married. If he (damn few she’s) thought that you were not ready, or mature enough, or hadn’t financially planned enough, he could say no. If you married anyway, it was violation of a direct order. The adage went if the military wanted you to have a wife, they would issue you one. That standard went by the wayside.

Then the lowering of the physical standards. Most females can’t deadlift 65 pounds to pass the physical for a truck driver, so they lowered the requirement to 35 pounds, but the truck tire still weighs 65 pounds, resulting in the Jessica Lynch incident.

Then the coddling of female military members. I was called in to work on my day off as one of the female military members baby was sick, and her husband (who worked at Lowe’s, nothing against Lowe’s) was too incompetent to take care of the baby.

Don’t get me started on the whole, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell debacle. When I first came in faggots (and using the term without remorse) were shitcanned as against good order and discipline. Not that we allow gays to serve openly we don’t have good order and discipline any more. Needless to say, straight white males won’t come in to a military where the person in the fighting position doesn’t want to cover your back, he wants to hump your backside.

Now, the military is giving out a basic existence allowance to those members who have too many children to feed and experience “food insecurity”. No questions asked because of the “unemployment rate of spouses at 22%”. (MOAA Magazine, August 2022). No body asks about their finances, when they have 2 new cars, cable, Netflix, IPhones, IPads for each child and maxed out credit cards. Don’t breed them if you can’t feed them, just because it’s “free” to the military.

CRT is just another stop on the decline of the (once) greatest military in the world, the military who won WW2.

I AM THIS BULL CA CA WILL ALLOW OUR SOLDIERS LEADAERS TO GET THEIR COLLECTIVE AZZES KICKED, LIKE IT HAS BEEN DONE IN THE PAST. NOT THE SOLDIERS, BUT THE SILLY WOKE DICKS IN SO CALLED CHARGE. tHEN WE WODER WHY THEY CANT FULL FILL THE QUOTAS FOR RECRUITMENT????? SILLY PEDO’S

Communist have already taken over the military academies. Heck, one openly communist grad from West Point is serving in the US Army, and these are the ones we know about. How many more closet communists are serving?!

This is what you get when you promote sycophants to professorship positions at the academies.

I’m surprised it’s not running rampant there. The Air Force started brainwashing service members way back in the early seventies as we were pulling out of Vietnam. The Air Force, like all the other services, was plagued by drug problems and racial conflicts, particularly in the lowest ranks and in the less-technical organizations such as motor pool, supply, civil engineers, air freight etc. Some bright soul came up with the idea of “social actions” and put black officers and NCOs with degrees in “black history” in charge. They immediately began a propaganda campaign. They came up with “encounter” seminars where officers, NCOs and airmen were forced to participate in groups where young airmen, particularly women, spouted off at offices and NCOs about how they were ruining their life by telling them what to do. It was a farce. My wife, who was in the Air Force at the time, came home in tears. I attended a few weeks later along with my squadron commander, a full colonel. It was a total farce, nothing but black propaganda. That “seminar” was one of the factors that caused me to decide to chuck twelve years of service, much of it in combat, and tell the military to kiss my royal rear. In short, it’s nothing new and I’m surprised it’s not worse than it is.

The guts of Critical Race Theory were taught in the Army Race Relations class that I had to attend shortly after I arrived in West Berlin in 1972. As people rejected its premises and teachings it actually harmed race relations more than it helped.

loosecannon | July 27, 2022 at 8:28 pm

Basically the only Soldiers that are going to be left are of the They/ Them crowd who joined for the benefits including sex change operations. It couldn’t be for love of country, because anyone staying and putting up with CRT doesn’t love the country as it was founded anyway. Sadly those who are left will have no problem with “just following orders” as they fire into crowds of their fellow unarmed citizens, just like all good Hitler youth.

This is a fascinating problem. In social science research, it is very difficult to control for all variables. The military academies have eliminated many of the variables that cloud other higher education research. First, access – there is a merit-based selection process and the cost of attendance is paid by the government. Second, control over the campus environment – no Greek life and a highly regimented living style. Third, the conduct code – discipline system is highly transparent, well understond, and well enforced. Fourth, a well-documented correlation between undergraduate performance and career outcomes.

As for the military as a whole, since WW II, it is probably the US’s greatest success story on racial integration. That is also true of the military academies. So, what is CRT trying to fix?

This shows the false premise that CRT to justify a “heads I win – tails you lose” solution. Colleges of Education claim to provide an evidence – based approaches to K-12 and higher education. There is no evidence to justify CRT measures. Yet, “experts” are pushing CRT as the answer and as best practices. So, of course, the leadership of the military academies will be under pressure to follow the best practices of the experts from the field of non-military higher education.

The irony is that the military academies are the best place to apply evidence-based decision-making, because the military has full access to all of the needed data. If society wants to know whether the evidence supports CRT, we can ask the military to run the numbers and publish the results.