The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant “our forefathers were illegal immigrants.”

Conservative group Judicial Watch made the claim this week as it released a handful of documents pertaining to the program—and alleged that the sessions held by the Department of Agriculture ended up enforcing political views more than promoting tolerance.

“Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it’s more about adopting a mindset,” said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator with the group. “It seemed to go so far as to encourage illegal immigration.”

But the USDA denied that the workshop was anything more than a training exercise to “examine stereotypes.”

“Participants did not chant during these workshops,” a department official said. “In one portion of the session, the presenter had participants repeat provocative and potentially offensive phrases as part of an exercise to examine stereotypes. The statements were not reflective of USDA or its policy.”

Judicial Watch began to investigate the sessions earlier this year after being approached by a tipster at USDA who was “offended” by them, Garcia said. Judicial Watch claims it has identified at least $200,000 spent by the USDA over the last two years on the company Souder, Betances & Associates.

The USDA later confirmed that amount.

The tipster, Garcia said, described one session in which the speaker led workers in chanting “our forefathers were illegal immigrants” while pounding on the table and getting others in the room to join in.


It’s unclear how much total federal money was spent on these kinds of sessions at USDA and other agencies. Federal contract records show the Department of Defense has also contracted with the company, though it’s unclear what that work entailed. {snip}


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  • MekongDelta69

    The USDA is going to “examine stereotypes.”

    And the word which is left unsaid is…???

    • jedsrael

      White Humanity is duty bound to foster stereotypes about “the Other,” because the survival of our bloodlines depends on it.

  • jedsrael

    Can you feel it? Something big is about to happen.Our Fed. Govt. is Diversity infested up and down the line, and soon the $16,000,000,000,000 national debt, plus unfunded pensions and healthcare and entitlements will collapse the cash flow into the Diversity Govt.  

    You know what will happen then.  Whites with money will be universally damned as the cause of it all, and open violent warfare on White privilege will break out everywhere that Diversity has acesss to us.

    The ugliness of it will remind us of Stalin’s holocaust against his own people.

    Transcend Diversity, Embrace Whiteness, Beware and Prepare, because you really do know what’s coming next…

  • Souder, Betances and Associates: For over a decade Souder, Betances and Associates has been a leader in the field of diversity training and consulting.

    So we’re all equal, the races are only skin deep, and Racism is an unnatural element to societal order…….yet diversity has to be “trained,” ingrained and practically brainwashed into the human psyche in order for it to work?

    The business of race and racial diversity is a BILLION dollar industry that is reliant on one paramount constant: The Racist. Does anyone actually believe that truth or lies really matter when you are dealing with entities that are so vested in finding evil around every corner?

    • jedsrael

      Atlanta is Very Diverse, so should you really expect to survive your drive home at 4 pm along Ponc de Leon Avenue?

      Man shot to death in car at Ponce, Moreland

    • Germanacus

      Also, like little Timmy Wise, these people are in the precarious position of making a living off of the very thing they are trying to eradicate. Their success also means their loss of livelihood.

  • Puggg

    “Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it’s more
    about adopting a mindset,” said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator
    with the group. 

    Duh.  That’s what “diversity” is, the demand that one adopt a mindset.

  • Puggg

    “Instead of being diversity-oriented or tolerance-oriented, it’s more
    about adopting a mindset,” said Lisette Garcia, a senior investigator
    with the group. 

    Duh.  That’s what “diversity” is, the demand that one adopt a mindset.  A political imperative.

    • jedsrael

      Believe me, I’ve adopted a mindset.  Hinton Rowan Helper was my mentor, guide, priest, and messiah.

  • Ulick

    Open borders and illegal alien supporters are constantly using this meme that the European settlers were illegal aliens to the Antive Americans s that’s why the US should allow illegal immigration today may be the worst logic fail ever.  If all the tribes leaders of colonil times had the ability to see the future at the outset of Europeans settling in America; — could see the white man wrestling their land away,  could see another culture overwhelming their culture, cnd could see their people’s numbers diminishing and strength de minimis; —  then every single one of those tribe leaders would have taken more defintive action.  Some did.
    Because if those tribe leaders could see the future, they would see the white man doing what all cultures have done when placed together — one culture dominates.  That’s the story of mankind.  So when open borders people trot out Native Americans to support their case, I always point out that Native Americans now live on reservations and have one of the highest rates of drug use because they’re so disillusioned at their present state.  I then ask the person why I’d want that for my children and grandchildren. 
    The thing is some people can “see” into the future because they know history, are honest about facts, and can extrapolate into the future.  Most people on Amren fall into that category.  That’s why we know that without limits on immigration and sperating from the diverse hordes, traditional white American’s culture  and strength will be snuffed out by sheer numbers of immigrants — just like that of the Native Americans and other examples throughout history.

  • Diamond_Lil

    Illegal immigration is good for agribusiness and the USDA is merely one of their sock puppets.

  • So they can cite the laws that Columbus et al  broke? what? you say the indians had no laws?  no written language? I get it, kinda hard to have laws with no written language.  And by the way, the indians were just as much immigrants as anyone.

  • .

    “…because there was no government enforcing any such laws on these shores.”

    True. But the government doesn’t appear to be enforcing any such laws today, either.

  • “The U.S. government paid a Chicago consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on diversity training workshops that, according to one watchdog, included an exercise in which employees were told to chant “our forefathers were illegal immigrants.”

    I’d sooner die. (and I don’t intend to, anytime soon, Ignatiev and Sonntag to the contrary!)
    Clearly, the Solutrean Hypothesis is a necessary element to our ‘collective mythos’ in the face of this genocideal Bullshevism. Whites were here first, 10,000 years before the Asian migration.
    And they genocided us the first time. Like the song says, ‘We won’t be fooled, again!’

  • C_C_Conrad

     The anti-whites like to mix times & measurements to suit there agenda of genocide.  For example, they are saying here that the Europeans that came to this continent did so by violating the current immigration laws.  Of course, those laws were not in effect at that time.  For example they like to say that it was a crime to have slaves in 1800 by using today’s standards & laws.  At
    that time there were no such laws.  That’s why there were white slaves, black slaves, and Indian slaves.  In fact there were slaves all over the world, as we all know.  But the anti-whites like to pretend that it was ONLY whites that enslaved anyone or did anything wrong, just as you saw in the video of J. Taylor’s speech at Towson.  They ALWAYS present their lies from one side or point of view, mixing and matching times & places and laws to suit their sick fancy.  Don’t expect them to play fair or honestly.  They never ask, was it “LEGAL” for Genghis Khan or Attila the Hun to enter Europe & murder, enslave and butcher whites?  And let’s not forget about the invasions of the Saracens, Persians, Turks or other non-whites that invaded OUR homelands?  

    Really folks, these people will not give into your ideas or demands by asking nicely.  They don’t care about fair play or what’s right.  These people are nothing more than genocidal freaks.  Nothing has changed – this is just another invasion of OUR homelands by implacable enemies.  It’s just another gang of Saracens, Persians, Turks, Muslims, Africans, Asians and their white accomplices.  And all these people will do is to put your head on a pike at the gates.  
    www. jackswar. com

    • Yes…and our very own government is aiding and abetting this invasion. The government is
      full of La Raza disciples who believe and perpetrate treason against this

  • This is all making sense now. Isn’t the USDA the same agency that is going to “compenstate hispanic farmers” for past “discrimination” regarding denied farming loans? Sounds as if this agency is being run by a bunch of La Raza racists.

  • This is beyond lunacy …

  • Bobby

    If there is one single thing that characterizes the lefts subversivness, it’s their ridiculous exaggerations. Whenever there is an issue they want to take up, doesn’t matter what it is involving human beings, then it’s always, hundreds of millions of people died, or where thousands might have perished, tens of millions perished and so on. And this stuff has been working for them non-stop for at least fifty years now.

  • ViktorNN

    I’m tired of apologizing for the past. 

    Our forefathers fought for the land and won it in a series of wars of conquest. It wasn’t pretty to watch, there were plenty of episodes in the story which weren’t fair to the losers, but hey, nature isn’t nice or fair, and it is human nature for peoples to win or lose living spaces for themselves as their civilizations rise and fall.

    We only make apologies for the past now because we think that we’ll somehow be treated fairly by those who are invading our lands and by those who have already taken over academia and government. We think that if we apologize then our rational arguments against our own dispossession will be heard.

    Thing is, they’re not listening and they’re never going to listen. They’re fighting a war against us as every bit as underhanded and ugly as any war our settler forebears fought.

    It’s past time to clean the lens and re-focus on what’s really going on. This is a struggle for power. They’ve been successful in getting a large number of us to dismantle our defenses and give up power voluntarily. The rest of us need to stop this surrender and fight back with the same vigor our forefathers showed.

  • My son works for the USDA, as a HVAC maintenance man, at their plant near Berkley, CA. Most of the maintenance people are Philipinos who, according to my son, have no clue as to how to maintain the machinery. They use nepotism and other tactics to get their Filips onto the maintenance crew and it seems their biggest concern is “where to put their mattresses” so no one will notice them during the day.

    He’s being nice and not saying anything about them. He goes about his business then once in a while explodes as he vents his anger on my wife and I.

  • IstvanIN

     The Pilgrims were settlers.  Their children born here were natives.  And so on.

  • KittyAmerica

    Larry Kudlow talked about this on his CNBC show tonight, 10-8-12. Larry told the guest from Judicial Watch that he is offended by anyone “chanting.” Of course no realities were discussed but I was surprised to see it at all.

  • Jonell in Virginia

    I want to say that this program filtered down from the federal level to local governments that receive USDA funding. And, more money was spent on additional speakers from other corporations. My coworkers and I were baited by a speaker, who happened to be black, and who dressed up like a hoodlum and wandered the halls looking for reactions and comments before his apppointed speaking time. Then he berated us for our avoidance and skepticism. No matter that in our building only people dressed for business were the norm. It became a cry fest for the ethic staff to go on and on about how they were not treated well growing up. As far as I can see, people of ethnicity are treated as well if not better than white people in our organization. I was completely offended. It was a waste of time and didn’t change anyone in anyway.