A leaked document from the National Security Agency (NSA) reveals advocacy of divisive racial and gender ideologies with a particular focus on white people, who are characterized as oppressive.
“White fragility” is defined as a state in which “even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves [in white people].”
“These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. Racial stress results from an interruption to what is racially familiar,” the document says while citing Robin DiAngelo.
“Racism (institutional)” creates “advantages for whites and oppression and disadvantage for people from groups classified as people of color.”
“Micro-invalidation” is the negation of the feelings or thoughts of a “person of color.” As an example, it says, “White individuals often ask Asian-Americans where they were born, conveying the message that they are perpetual foreigners in their own land.”
A “privileged group member” is said to be people belonging to the following groups—“Whites, men, owning class, upper-middle-class, heterosexuals, gentiles, Christians, non-disabled individuals.”
Gender Terms, Focus on ‘Equity’As for gender definitions, “ze” and “zir” are defined as “gender-neutral pronouns” to be used instead of his/her.
“Two-spirit” is a native American term used for people “who identify both as male and female,” which in the West would include lesbians, gays, bisexuals, or transgenders. A term called “demigender” is defined as having a “partial connection to one or more genders.”
One of the four “core” diversity-related work terms listed in the document is “equitable,” which it says is not the same as equality.
“Whereas equality means providing the same to all, equity means recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to imbalances.”
Promoting equity involves identifying and overcoming “intentional and unintentional barriers arising from bias or systemic structures.”
Diversity Initiatives in MilitaryThe Department of Defense (DoD) also has deployed diversity ideologies, with the Pentagon spending millions on these efforts.
Combined, the total diversity funding for the 2022, 2023, and 2024 fiscal years comes to $269.2 million.
“To help gauge how well DEIA principles are inculcated across the DoD, the Department will measure the percentage of DEIA recommendations that are fully implemented out of those that are approved by DoD senior leadership,” the plan said.
On Jan. 31, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) introduced the “Restoring Military Focus Act,” which seeks to end the politicization of the Department of Defense and the “unnecessary progressive agenda” that undermines the American military, according to a Feb. 2 press release.
“The Pentagon's job is to develop our men and women in the Armed Forces into a united, lethal, and battle-ready force to defeat our enemies and defend our interests. It is not supposed to be a woke social engineering experiment wrapped in a uniform,” Mr. Roy said in a statement.
The Epoch Times reached out to the DoD and NSA for comment.