A video of a government sponsored “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program has surfaced, showing USDA employees banging on tables and chanting in unison to the speakers instructions that “the pilgrims were illegal aliens”. Additionally, the political correctness gets ratcheted up a notch when the instructor tells his class that the term “minorities” is no longer acceptable, and instead suggests using the phrase “emerging majorities”. Nothing like a little government sponsored race-baiting to brighten up one’s day – to the tune of nearly $200,000.
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch today released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory “Cultural Sensitivity Training” program requiring USDA employees 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.
Here is the clip of the USDA employees being asked to shout “thank you black folks” and chant the phrase “pilgrims were illegal aliens”.
In watching the entire clip, one can hear Betances give a lecture on the evil white man from the United States taking over portions of Mexico. He surmises that illegal aliens should be given respect, because technically in his head, lands like Texas, California and New Mexico belonged to them in the first place.
Here is the entire clip for your enjoyment…
This man is a professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Would you want him teaching your kid?
Via CNS News:
Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American “sin.” That’s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.”
Jensen’s opinion piece “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany. “How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis?” he asked.
According to Jensen, Thanksgiving is “at the heart of U.S. myth-building. “But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin — the genocide of indigenous people — is of special importance today,” he explained.
Jensen, as the CNS News piece points out, has a long history of being a hysterical loon. Three days after 9/11, he published this piece in the Houston Chronicle, basically stating the attacks on America were no more despicable than acts of terrorism committed by our own government. It is a strikingly similar tone to the “America’s chickens have come home to roost” delirium spewed by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers out there. Hope you and your families have a safe and happy holiday. And also, will be praying for a Dallas Cowboy victory.
One last thing…
Heard a story recently about some parents who took exception to the religious aspects of a little play known as, A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Christmas special has long been a favorite play for kids, as well as an animated TV special aired around this time of year.
The following is a message provided by one atheist group regarding a school trip to see the play:
“While everyone loves Charlie Brown, the religious content of the program is a problem, as is the trip to a church to see it,” wrote (Anne) Orsi on the group’s Facebook page. “Oddly enough, not all kids at the school are Christian, and their parents don’t want them singled out as ‘different.’ Who’d a thunk it?”
While the irony is almost certainly lost on people that complain about such religious events – that they take exception to others forcing their religion upon them, and fight back by forcing their non-religion on those same people – I’d like to take the time to recognize this particular atheist organization trying to rain on everybody else’s parade this holiday season.
So atheists, I present to you the easily most offensive portion of A Charlie Brown Christmas in your eyes – Linus, quoting scripture in an attempt to quantify the true meaning of Christmas.