Washington watchdog Judicial Watch has obtained videos of seminars for U.S. Department of Agriculture employees with an instructor explaining that the “Pilgrims were illegal aliens.”
Now JW president Tom Fitton is wondering who can “explain how any of this helps USDA employees better serve the American taxpayer?”
“This video further confirms that politically correct diversity training programs are both offensive and waste of taxpayer money,” he said. “No wonder it took over half a year to obtain this video from the Obama administration.”
Judicial Watch officials said they had gotten a tip from someone subjected to the training, and filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the video.
The organization said the “Cultural Sensitivity Training” demanded USDA employees bang on tables, chant “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” and were instructed no longer to use the word “minorities.”
The training, done on a government contract by Samuel Betances, told the workers that they should say “emerging majorities” instead.
According to JW’s report, “The sensitivity training sessions, described as ‘a huge expense’ by diversity awareness trainer and self-described ‘citizen of the world’ Samuel Betances, were held on USDA premises. The diversity event is apparently part of what USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack described in a memo sent to all agency employees as a ‘new era of Civil Rights’ and ‘a broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.’ In 2011 and 2012, the USDA paid Betances and his firm nearly $200,000 for their part in the ‘cultural transformation’ program.”
Among the highlights of the video of the training seminar:
“This USDA diversity training video depicts out-of-control political correctness,” said Fitton.
Judicial Watch said it also previously uncovered information revealing that in April 2011, the USDA had treated 300 of its employees to a taxpayer-funded “tasty celebration” of dishes from around the world, salsa dancing lessons from Vincent Loran, and a rap performance by a USDA employee who shared his feelings on human differences.
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