A Minnesota law firm said it plans to launch a legal challenge against the practice of conducting “critical race training” in government agencies, schools and corporations.
“Most of the ‘diversity’ and ‘anti-racism’ training being conducted today is Marxist and anti-American, as well as racist, in its fundamental premise that whites are inherently bad and must be subordinated to minorities because of systemic racism,” the Upper Midwest Law Center said in a press release issued Thursday.
The non-profit law firm is now seeking clients for a lawsuit against these sorts of diversity seminars.
“We need individuals who have encountered this type of training as employees, parents, students, or as vendors or clientele, and experienced losses or harm because of it to their employment, business or education,” the firm elaborated.
The Trump administration recently directed all federal agencies to “cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions.”
Russell Vought, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said in a Sept. 4 memo that the “divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the federal government.”
“Accordingly, to that end, the Office of Management and Budget will shortly issue more detailed guidance on implementing the President’s directive. In the meantime, all agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on ‘critical race theory,’ ‘white privilege,’ or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil,” wrote Vought.
The president’s order resulted in the cancellation of a 13-week series on “institutionalized racism” planned for employees of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vought said the “training is being canceled immediately” in a statement posted to Twitter Tuesday morning.
— Russ Vought (@RussVought45) September 15, 2020
In a similar case, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division was forced to cancel a training on “unconscious bias,” MarketWatch reported.
Doug Seaton, president of the Upper Midwest Law Center, said his organization intends to find “a good case to challenge this fraudulent and sinister indoctrination masquerading as ‘diversity training.’”
Seaton said he conducted anti-racism training for teachers in the 1970s as an adjunct history professor at the University of Minnesota.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover or tagline, Minnesota. Look hard at this critical race theory training and you will be appalled,” Seaton said in a letter published in The Star Tribune. “It is more akin to Maoist Cultural Revolution ‘struggle sessions’ than education, and it simply makes whites the enemy rather than racist conduct, practices or ‘systems.’
“You will find that critical race theory is the usual left-wing propaganda against America in disguise and is flatly a violation of the same civil rights laws that the editors say they support,” he added.