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Lockheed Martin Hired Firm to Train Execs to Unlearn ‘White Male Privilege’ and ‘Awaken Together’

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If white male privilege is innately embedded, how can it be unlearned? The nation’s largest defense contractor Lockheed Martin thinks it’s possible. National Review reports the company put “top executives through a three-day training to deconstruct their ‘white male culture’ and unlearn their ‘white male privilege’ according to a new report.”

Lockheed Martin hired a consulting firm White Men As Full Diversity Partners to lead thirteen of its employees in a program on Zoom last year. The firm works to help white men “awaken together.” Amongst the employees who attended the program was a former three-star general and the vice president of production for the $1.7 trillion F-35 fighter jet program.

The consulting firm claims in its training that the “roots of white male culture” include traits such as “rugged individualism,” “a can-do attitude,” “hard work,” “operating from principles,” and “striving towards success” – which are “devastating to women and minorities.”

National Review reports of the training session:

The training began with a “free association” exercise which asked the Lockheed executives to list words associated with “white men.” The trainers listed “old, racist, privileged, anti-women, angry, Aryan Nation, KKK, Founding fathers, guns, guilty, can’t jump,” according to Rufo.

The diversity trainers posed the question, “What’s in it for white men?” A list of responses included, “I won’t get replaced by someone who is a better full diversity partner,” “[I will] improve the brand, image, reputation of white men,” and “I [will] have less nagging sense of guilt that I am the problem.”

The employees were also asked to recite and internalize 50 “white privilege statements,” including: “My culture teaches me to minimize the perspectives and powers of people of other races”; “I can commit acts of terrorism, violence or crime and not have it attributed to my race.”

After the participants finished their white privilege statements, they were asked to recite and internalize 59 “male privilege statements,” including: “My earning potential is 15-33% higher than a woman’s”; “My reproductive organs are not seen as the property of other men, the government, and/or even strangers because of my gender.”

For the final step, the employees recited and internalized 59 “heterosexual privilege statements,” including: “I am not asked to think about why I am straight”; “I can have friendships with or work around children without being accused of recruiting or molesting them.”

The training concluded by asking the participants to read a list of “I’m tired” statements attributed to fictitious people of color and woman, such as “I’m tired of being Black”; “I’m tired of Black boys/girls being murdered”; “I’m tired of … the concept that we should be ‘colorblind.’”

“This is pure neoracism from a company that receives billions of taxpayer dollars every year,” Rufo said in a tweet thread sharing his reporting. “I call on the United States Senate to launch an immediate inquiry into the racist practices at @LockheedMartin. We must shut this down before it endangers our national security.”

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  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    May 27, 2021 at 9:34 am

    It’s time White men “awaken together” and REFUSE this INSANE Corporate Brain Washing !! WTF do these companies think they are ? NO corporation in the country should be allowed to get away with this “woke” INSANITY !

  2. Jorge P

    May 27, 2021 at 10:54 am

    So you’re training people to be weak, lame and lazy? This is Stupidity at its finest.

  3. Bmac

    May 27, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Sounds to me Lockheed and the General are afraid to disrupt the GOLDEN EGG !

  4. E Anne Penwright

    May 27, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    What the Holy HELL! This has got to stop … NOW!

  5. Pamela Bergman

    May 27, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    California is so scared not to follow this. My husband has a girl who is Black and gay and does poor work because of the insane laws in this state

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Sen. Sinema Appears To Quickly Pull A U-Turn After Seeing Biden

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Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) – who dealt a potentially fatal blow to the Democrats’ election reform legislation by refusing President Biden’s push to reform Senate filibuster rules – appears to have avoided Biden as he spoke to reporters after meeting with Senate Democrats to the legislation.

In a video posted on YouTube, as Biden speaks to reporters, Sinema can be seen emerging from a Senate room in the background. As soon as Sinema appears to see Biden, she turns around and walks in the other direction.

Under current Senate rules, at least 60 senators would need to support Biden’s election reform legislation for it to pass. With the 50-50 split in the Senate, Democrats would need at least 10 Republicans to support the bill for it to have any chance of passing. In order to bypass this, Biden has pushed for eliminating the filibuster, which would effectively allow Democrats to ram through their legislation.

On Thursday, Sinema announced that she did not support eliminating the filibuster to allow the bills to pass through the Senate.

“There’s no need for me to restate my longstanding support for the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation. There’s no need for me to restate its role in protecting our country from wild reversals of federal policy,” Sinema said, according to Fox News. “This week’s harried discussions about Senate rules are but a poor substitute for what I believe could have and should have been a thoughtful public debate at any time over the past year.”

“But what is the legislative filibuster, other than a tool that requires new federal policy to be broadly supported by senators, representing the broader cross-section of Americans… Demands to eliminate this threshold from whichever party holds the fleeting majority amount to a group of people separated on two sides of a canyon, shouting that solution to their colleagues,” she continued.

“These bills help treat the symptoms of the disease, but they do not fully address the disease itself. And while I continue to support these bills, I will not support separate actions that worsen the underlying disease of division affecting our country,” Sinema added.

“Some have given up on the goal of erasing our divisions and uniting Americans. I have not,” Sinema stated. “I’ve worked hard to demonstrate in my public service, the value of working with unlikely allies to get results.”

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Jesse Watters and Leo Terrell react to the Biden-Harris COVID response strategy on ‘Hannity.’

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