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U.S. Air Force Cadet Claims He Was Exposed to DEI and CRT by the Academy Before He Even Arrived

U.S. Air Force Cadet Claims He Was Exposed to DEI and CRT by the Academy Before He Even Arrived

“I had never seen something more divisive in my life.”

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about wokeness in the military. This confirms it.

This cadet writes anonymously at the Washington Examiner:

Inside the ‘woke’ takeover of the US Air Force Academy

When I reported to the Air Force Academy, I knew it was where I belonged. I was ready to start my new life, ready to achieve my goals of becoming an officer and a pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force.

Leading up to my arrival at the academy , I always thought I would be surrounded by like-minded people: young men and women who love their country just as much as I do, men and women who want to see the survival and prosperity of our nation’s values in the face of rising adversaries. I’d like to preface this by saying that my initial thoughts proved to be true: Roughly 95% of the people I have met at the Air Force Academy care about this nation’s values and want to see them flourish for years to come. However, one bad apple tends to spoil the bunch, and the leftist ideologies, including critical race theory and diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings, being forced upon us by academy leadership have divided the cadet wing from within, in a profession where unity is essential.

I was first introduced to DEI and CRT by the academy before I even arrived. Upon accepting an appointment to the academy, appointees are given a laundry list of documents and training to complete online before reporting on Induction Day, or I-Day. One of these training modules was DEI training. I had never seen something more divisive in my life. As a white man, I felt that I was being generalized because the training always made white people look like oppressors and minorities as victims.

Another part of the training used a scenario in which students were going to attend a Black Lives Matter (an openly Marxist organization) rally, and a white man was criticized for not agreeing with the teachings of the organization and declining to attend the rally with his peers.

We were also taught about other made-up fallacies, such as microaggressions.


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The sad part is this is just a continuation of what was happening 40 years ago. Warfighting and professional military studies are not nearly the focus you would think.

They won’t know how to fly their planes, but they will certainly know which pronouns to use. That will certainly intimidate Russia and China!

Black lives matter to me as much as my life matters to them.

BierceAmbrose | June 22, 2023 at 2:40 pm

Institutional capture is a thing.

Unfortunately, the people, and approaches that make an institution work aren’t what will preserve it, or make it worthy.

At this rate of decline in our military establishment we’re going to lose a war with the Red Chinese because too many in our uniforms will be offended by their macro-agressions and DEMAND a “safe space.” Meanwhile, our future adversary is hot at it preparing to WIN while from O-10 on down we are preparing to LOSE.