Army Says Diversity Training Sent Wrong Signal

Tom Vanden Brook, USA Today, April 3, 2015

Army officials are investigating a diversity training briefing at Fort Gordon, Ga., in which a slide about “white privilege” was inappropriately shown to soldiers, according to an Army spokeswoman

The Equal Opportunity briefing took place Thursday for about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion, Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, said Friday. The slide titled “The Luxury of Obliviousness” has bullet-point items about “white privilege.”

One item reads, “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. ‘To be white in America means not having to think about it.’ ”


The presentation was not authorized, nor was it part of the standard slides shown to soldiers, Roman said.

“The unit (Equal Opportunity) instructor deviated from the authorized topic and content which was provided,” Roman said. “To prevent further instances, all unit instructors will receive additional training on the importance of following Army EO training requirements.”

The slide appears to have been adapted from work by Allan Johnson, a sociologist and author, according to Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman. Johnson, in an email, said the concept is consistent with his work. Although he noted that part of the quote should be attributed to author James Baldwin.


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  • TruthBeTold

    The US Army is lecturing White soldiers who volunteer to fight, die, and risk devastating live-altering injuries about their ‘White Privilege’.

    This was not a mistake.

    And do you know who’s providing these slide shows and lecture material?

    The Southern (Anything But) Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League.

    The US Military keeps telling us they can’t get enough minority recruits to join.

    So what do they do? They lecture White Soldiers about their ‘White Privilege’.

    If you’re White and you want to join the US Military, I suggest you do your job honorably, learn all you can for your future career, and keep your mouth shut.

    Or maybe White should simply stop volunteering and see if the US Military can fight with an all minority Army who don’t seem to be enlisting.

    If that happens, you can be sure they will reinstate the draft.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’m wondering why we even bother to defend this country anymore. It’s going to hell in a handbasket.

      I’m 42 and this is not the America I grew up in.

      • Charles Martel

        There is no reason for a white man to die to defend feminists, single moms, and welfare junkies.

        • ….and illegal aliens, and Islamic Jihadists, not to mention urban criminal “yoots”.

        • BloodofAlbion75

          Or any part of Obama’s anti-White agenda.

        • Alden

          One if our best posters is a single Mom raising a handicapped child
          I am a single Mon and over the years have donated about $30,000 and months if work to anti affirmative action lawsuits all over the country not that my or any other Whites effort to slow down the destruction has done any good

        • archer

          Correct on that one, no one should volunteer anymore, let the bankers and corporate facists and NWO types fight their own insane wars.

      • It isn’t “America at all anymore, but Gibsmedatistan, instead.

        • Rurik

          I live in the Republic of Flyoverland.

      • BloodofAlbion75

        “going to hell in a handbasket.”

        No, our country is going to hell in a bullet train that is constantly picking up speed.

    • If I were drafted, I would mutually frag my instructor on the hand grenade range.

    • RagnarDanneskjold57

      I can think of no greater act of treason for a young white person than to join the American military in ANY capacity. It is spitting on the graves of all those who gave their lives in this country’s defense to serve a commander-in-chief who openly despises them, and a military hierarchy composed of unqualified minorities, radical feminists, perverts, and congenital whiners. This lecture on “white privilege” was no accident; the army’s only regret is that it got caught.

      • Petronius

        The US Army may be the most hyper-affirmative action organization anywhere on the planet.

        • walt

          Except for the combat formations

      • TruthBeTold

        For some it’s an option. For others it’s a long family tradition. Only they aren’t aware it’s not their fathers’ army anymore.

        Besides the military offers specialized training that is going to come in handy.

        • John Smith

          That’s the only reason. Whites can use some of this training to fight back, occasionally even get jobs.

        • Rurik

          During the last couple of years of the SSR, their armed forces experienced about ninety percent conscription refusal. The major exception were a few of the ethnic republics, such as Armenia, where the young men eagerly joined the army because it put them near the weapons and training they appreciated at Break-up time. Watch and learn.
          Having been in both the old-old regular army (Viet-Nam) and then the National Guard, I no longer encourage enlistment, but if you must, find a combat arms Battalion of your state’s Guard to enlist into.

      • Alden

        I agree with everything you said especially that the army only backed off on its anti White video after it was exposed

      • Hank Richter

        Don’t presume this all started with Obama, this has been going on for decades through Rep and Dem admins alike.

    • Alden

      I think Whites should just stop volunteering for the military. Military job training is like a college degree for Whites

      Employers don’t do Whites. The government forbids the hiring of Whites so qualifications and training are useless for us

      I’d live to see war mongering Fox News reaction when our all minority army gets defeated in the next mid eastern invasion

    • Sheik Yerbouti

      I doubt they will draft anyone. They don’t have to. All that needs to happen is for the economy to suffer. It forces people close to the margins to make tough choices. Enlistments rise.

      Drafting people in would require ALL classes to be represented. As we saw during Viet Nam, SOME families found clever ways to keep their sons out of harm’s way. Leaving the rest to carry their slack.

      Of course that has been going on since the beginning of war.

    • Hank Richter

      I’m not even sure why anyone goes in the military anymore. Are people really under the delusion that the military is defending our freedom? Thousands of illegals flood our borders every day, where’s the military?

  • Yes, I really buy that this was an accident.

  • Blaak Obongo

    Sure it was an accident. An accident that they got caught.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    Nobody complains about black privilege in Africa, or Asian privilege in Asia. Yet all whites, in the nations their ancestors built, are supposed to be worried about their PRIVILEGE? Has the world gone mad?

    • Mad? Of course not. I would phrase it as “criminally insane”.

    • Charles Martel

      White privilege is evolution that’s why Asians have it also.

    • TrueNorthFree

      “White privilege” is an anti-white concept created by ivory tower academics to undermine whites into believing they are “racist”. Basically, even if you do not hold any malice towards anyone of a different skin color, your very existence as a white person means that people of color are being damaged simply because you exist.

      A modern day addition to this meme is “microagressions”, whereby clueless white people “attack” people of color without even knowing it due to their unconscious white privilege.

      These concepts must be attacked, mocked and torn down every time cultural marxists try to shove them down our throats.

  • If my daughter signs up, it will at least be for the Japanese navy… er… um… “Maritime Self-Defense Force”. At least that way, during “marine week”, she will learn to bite the heads off live snakes, rather than to not scream while being raped by a black.

    • At least you have to read it. How about “Mr. Lemaricus Davidson”? I can be quite funny when I am sarcastic.

  • Dave West

    How is a black person born in America anymore disadvantaged by “the system” or American society than Hispanic immigrants who show up extremely poor with limited English skills. And how is it that the those immigrants and their children do marginally better than blacks in income and education while living in economically poor communities; while at the same time having crime rates much lower than blacks?

    Liberals assure me it’s because “white America” is kinder to Asians and Hispanics and harbor less negative stereotypes of those groups. Do they really think that a group of old, stingy, white men got together 100 years ago and randomly gave out stereotypes to each racial groups and black people “just happen to get stuck with all the ‘bad’ ones”?

    • Jason Lewis

      The bigotry of low expectations.

  • TomIron361

    The “instructor” should be immediately sent to “room 101.”

  • A Freespeechzone

    The ONLY regret the US Army has is that this BS nonsense was publicized—I’m sure they are pissed and would love to find and punish those who let this out.

    This is literally a ‘slap in the face’ to anyone who is White and served—and died for this country.

    Accident….no way.

  • Obama’s army lies just like Obama. America is corrupt from the head of the snake to its tail.

    White privilege is covered in the military’s diversity training manual. It’s part of the game to drive whites out and replace them with blacks, browns, gays, trannies, etc.

    The mother of a local Green Beret was telling me that her son is trying to hang on until retirement, but the anti-white, anti-Christian, pro-gay agenda is almost too much for him. Six more years and he gets his pension. If he can hang on and if he isn’t framed on some false charge that leads to him being kicked out.

    • I think they are just using young Whites in the service as a captive audience. These people are in no position to question this: “Diversity is our strength!” “Sir, yes sir!” “There is no race but the human race!” “Sir, yes sir!” “You have unfair white privilege..” and so on…

      • Tim

        I worked at Applebee`s in the early 90`s. They had a boot camp style training culture where every time they said, “Cool?” we had to shout “Way Cool!”… After a week of this the manager announced that the entire staff would have to stay overnight and clean the building for eight hours without pay…”Cool?” I knew right then I had been, and was completely @#$%ed….

        • Yep. Private industry looks at the power of the military over its members, with envy. I hope you got something better, btw.

  • I am very glad I was only a mercenary. One the bumper stickers on my car used to be “I Kill Communists”. I really want them to try conclusions with us, and the sooner the better,

  • guest

    This is why White Americans shouldn’t even think about joining the US Army. Even our armed forces have been corrupted by the diversity elite and now our army cares more about lecturing Whites about the non-existent White privilege than in defending our country.

  • So, while our front line soldiers and Marines are made up mostly of working class rural and Southern White men, the drill sergeants and drill instructors that they snap to attention to, are disproportionately black. How much more do we have to demand from the young men and women of our armed services? In addition to putting their lives and limbs on the line, not to mention their comfort and time with their families sacrificed, they are now not even permitted to take comfort in the pride of their heritage. Even the Vietnam veterans were not so degraded. I would never recommend that a young man join the service anymore. No more. We are asking our young to serve a country that has contempt for them.

    • Quido

      I encouraged my six sons to enlist in the military. I would never make that mistake again..

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Most blacks seem blissfully unware that per capita they far outpace all races in murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, and so on. The Luxury of Obliviousness.

  • Rhialto

    Telling a White man that he is a Privileged person is brutally adding insult to injury.

  • Hilis Hatki

    This Thursday , 9 April 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War.

    Ft. Benning, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Hood, Ft. Polk, Ft, Campbell, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Rucker….. imagine what the new names will be. Oh yeah….

    • Awakened Saxon

      Hilis: This Thursday , 9 April 2015 (Lee’s surrender) is the 150th anniversary of the ending of the American Civil War.

      Technically, the war continued until May. Lee surrendered only those soldiers under his command, i.e., the Army of Northern Virginia. The last battle of the war was a Confederate victory in Texas.

      • Hilis Hatki

        I chose “ending” instead of “end” to express continued fighting. My grandmother always called 4th July “that Yankee holiday.”

      • Alden

        So who did the actual surrender? Usual procedure is that the head of state surrenders but every history book including the 19th century pro southern ones says April 9th

        • Awakened Saxon

          There never was a surrender by the Confederate government.

      • Tim

        I remember the name Dick Dowling from Texas 7th grade history but not much else…

    • Alden

      I saw something on some site about making it a national holiday celebrating the event

      • Hilis Hatki

        They want to call it Defeat of the Confederacy Day. Next will be renaming the battle fields after non whites who fought the struggle against racism. Been saying this stuff for years and people look at me like I am a fool…… King Lear yes.

  • BloodofAlbion75

    “Army officials are investigating a diversity training briefing at Fort Gordon,Ga.,in which a slide about ‘white privilege’ was inappropriately shown to soldiers…”

    The whole idea of diversity training is “inappropriate”.But expecting the politically correct girly men currently running the military to admit as much is about as futile as expecting Morris Dees and company to admit that their entire careers agitating against us Whites has been based on one gigantic fraud.

  • Kenner

    ‘The luxury of obliviousness’. You know, that thing none of us here has anymore. There are days I’d like it back.

  • WR_the_realist

    By mistake the soldiers were shown what the top brass in the Army and the civilian leadership really thinks.

    • Tim

      Funny, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking too…

  • ricpic

    “The luxury of obliviousness.”

    Well, of course this phrase was addressed to whites. It would completely flummox blacks.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Our military has become a police force and our police force has become a military, just one of the signals Americans have “Obliviousness” of.

  • Alden

    The only reason the army backed off is that so many soldiers put it on twitter and Facebook

  • When the excrement hits the rotary air-cooler, it’s always some white guy from a town you never heard of who is at the short end. I worked with two Germans in Australia. One was proud of his Cold-War service in the -Wehr (Bundeswehr, Wehrmacht: who cares?), and the other was happy he had grown up in West Berlin, and so didn’t have to serve. I very much liked the first, and loathed the second, though not for exactly those reasons.

    It is usually with honest intentions for any lad in any country. That said, I am very glad I did it for money. Does this make me some sort of military whore? Of course, but I was emotionally and spiritually abused later on in the microelectronics industry. I liked doing both, and I was really good at each.

  • Ella

    Did they show a slide about the 350,00 Irish slaves brought to the New World (New England,; West Indies) for the first transatlantic slavery during 1600’s? Oh yeah, we forgot that part for white privilege speech as we erase any past historical truths.

  • Light from the East

    “To be white in America means not having to think about it.”

    That’s funny because being (Light-skinned Mongoloid East Asian) Japanese in Japan means not having to even think about it – that’s right.

  • Light from the East

    Too much diversity in army means strong division of an army.

  • pwnful truth

    “white privilege” and the “luxury of obliviousness” are two more terms which reflect the opposite of the truth. “Black privilege” is the reality. I have never seen a white person at a fortune 500 company given a prestigious title, office, and salary, all while being illiterate. Yes, illiterate. And a college grad to boot. And I have seen this MORE THAN ONCE: the illiterate thing I only know for sure in one case, but I have seen literally dozens of dead weight negroes with important sounding positions who actually serve no purpose except as insurance against lawsuits and bad press. In the case of the illiterate chimpanzecutive, I tried to bring this to the attention of the brass and went from rising star to leper and was terminated from employment within two months. This was back when I was young and naive, but I should have known better even then. Wish I could go back, play nice, and secretly document what was going on

  • Hilis Hatki

    There are lots of black racist in the U.S. military. Its the perfect place for “hate whitey”.

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    Just what we need, division at the troop level. Forget close-knit teamwork, it’s all agenda all the time.

  • Lexonaut

    Defeating the enemy is never a goal anymore so what difference does the diversity training make? Is it really more important to lose efficiently with whites than to lose inefficiently with blacks?

    • Demands for unconditional surrender means wars last interminably. During the 1898 Spanish-American war, the US originally just wanted Spain out of Cuba. We extended that to include Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. Once that fighting was done, the whole war was over. Nobody here wanted to occupy Spain.

      During the Korean War, all the West wanted (other then General MacArthur, who viewed that as some sort of Messianic Crusade) was make the Communists tired of fighting. South Korea is still independent, and now a functioning democracy with a decent standard of living. The DPRK remains a militarized slave state of which even China has become a bit leery.

      Henry Morgenthau’s wicked pronouncements about what should be done to Germany were actually counterproductive, and prolonged World War Two, causing needless bloodshed. He didn’t care, as he was safe at home.

      • Lexonaut

        Okay, you’re right, I yield. Let me restate my position …

        We should announce our war aims in advance. Then we should do everything necessary to achieve those aims. Once those aims have been achieved we can negotiate a cessation of hostilities on our terms.

        We should not start wars we don’t intend to win in the sense I described in the paragraph above. If we’re attacked then things change a bit but again we should tell the attacker what our aims are, and we should do everything necessary to secure those aims.

        Only if we are unrelenting in fighting wars or defensive actions (big stick) will our soft words in lieu of war accomplish anything. The enemy has to believe he is going to lose if he starts something — otherwise he will always be starting something.

        This is part of why Israel is so roundly hated. They only fight when attacked or about to be attacked, but when they fight they fight to win decisively regardless of the complaints of the rest of the world.

  • Hank Richter

    I did my AIT at Ft Gordon – wow. I can tell you this, I had no privilege in the military, all the black Drill Sgts were cozy with the black PVTs and were racist as hell against all of us. I went to my Capt to complain about an incident (he was white) he shut his door and told me “Look, between you and me, I know what you’re saying, but filing a complaint would be pointless”, this was back in the mid 90’s, I can only imagine how it is today.

    • Rurik

      You’re only partly right … it went back to at least 1969.I can’t attest to earlier than that, but I wonder.

      • Hank Richter

        Oh I don’t it started before my time.

  • flunkdaddy

    US Military is a Socialist Enterprise!

  • archer

    I just hope the soldiers made a big bitch and the army is backing down knowing they were “half stepping”. FTA

  • slobotnavich

    The dirty little secret of “Today’s Army” is that the combat arms (infantry, armor, artillery, eg the trigger-pullers) are practically all white or Hispanic. Blacks are found mostly in support roles these days, well out of the line of fire. I would imagine the same pattern is found in the Marine Corps as well. It’s no accident that Jean Schramm’s 90-man “army” of white mercenaries set the 20,000-man Congolese Army to flight in every single engagement in that squalid little conflict of fifty years ago. “The white giants are coming,” was their scattering cry, and off they went, raping and pillaging as they fled.

    This concludes today’s disquisition on the current composition of our military’s tip of the spear and the accompanying related history lesson.

  • Susan

    “‘To be white in America means not having to think about it.” Oh, if only!! We’re FORCED to think about “African Americans” continually, because of their general dysfunction and role in destroying society. “The Luxury of Obliviousness.” Who came up with that gem? Someone who obviously lives in a government ivory tower!

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    When I was in the Army, the white privilege I had was not getting to use the pay phones in basic training bc all the blacks were always monopolizing them, getting woken up in the middle of the night by blacks coming back from guard duty laughing, talking loud and slamming their metal locker doors, getting cat called by black Soldiers hanging outside the Chicago Club by Darby Kaserne in Fuerth, Germany, having to work with an affirmative action black who was an embarassment because the Army wanted to see more blacks in military intelligence, having to go on ROTC field training exercises with criminal cadets from the Howard University ROTC program who would openly brag about their crimes, during CQ duty, being made to lie to the wife of a black SFC US Army Intelligence School Instructor’s wife when she called looking for him (He was out cavorting with one of his white female students – which I know because I caught them meeting up in lobby when I went down to get a Coke), having some black MI support staff totally screw up the facts and figures I and other Motor Sgts were reporting on our monthly reports such that we were all called out by a 1LT in front of our units and accused of malfeasance (“They’ve got vehicles odometers running backwards”) and then I got in trouble for embarassing the 1LT by pulling out al of the reports I had submitted and proving that the black support staff were the real culprits…..and thats just the short list!

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    Supply is absolutely correct as a big military occupational specialty for blacks. Jobs in Army are controlled by test scores on a test called ASVAB – like a SAT for the military. Your test score dictates what jobs a recruiter can enlist you for. I wish life worked the same way – where you could graduate high school and then take a aptitude test and then be sent to training and given the job when you graduated from training. So thats another factor along with general laziness of wanting the easy jobs. Whenever I watch military movies, including American Sniper, I always wonder if the blacks I am seeing were really in the unit or if they are just politically correct plants.