Posted on June 10, 2021

Over 1,000 Lockheed Martin Execs Put Through ‘White Male Reeducation’

Hannah Nightingale, The Post Millennial, June 9, 2021

Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet responded to questions from Sen. Tom Cotton about the diversity training the company provided, revealing that the company put more than 1,000 executives through reeducation in critical race theory since 2007.

Those questions from Senator Tom Cotton were regarding the controversial training sessions for white males at Lockheed Martin. The letter from Lockheed Martin CEO James Taiclet was obtained by Christopher Rufo. It addresses the six questions pressed by Cotton.

“Did this diversity training for Lockheed Martin executives take place as described?” Cotton asked.

Taiclet replied: “On June 8-11, 2020, 13 Lockheed Martin employees attended a three-day training course, entitled ‘White Man’s Caucus,’ which was administered by an outside vendor, White Men as Full Diversity Partners.”


Cotton asked if the training was mandatory, or if employees were allowed to opt out. It was, Taiclet said, required. {snip}


“If it occurred, please explain how this training, which relies on stereotypes and appears to segregate employees on the basis of race and sex, complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act,” Cotton asked.

Taicler replied that he thought the company was compliant.


The trainings looked to help deconstruct “white male privilege and culture” and make them better allies, and had executive leaders repeating over 150 statements on whiteness, heterosexuality, and maleness, as well as reading “I’m tired” statements from people of color and females.