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.
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