Newly leaked documents show the second-largest defense contractor in America launched a Critical Race Theory (CRT) program last summer in which white employees are encouraged to confront their “privilege,” reject the principle of “equality,” and “defund the police.”
Activist Christopher Rufo published internal documents from Raytheon Tuesday that give an insight into the company’s CRT programs. Raytheon CEO Greg Hayes launched the “Stronger Together” campaign, instructing employees on “becoming an anti-racist today,” asked all employees to sign a “corporate diversity” pledge and check their biases, according to the leaked documents.
The program embraces the concept of “intersectionality,” encouraging white employees to “identify their privilege” and “step aside” for minority voices that are “more important than your own,” documents show. “In America, if you are white or Christian or able-bodied or straight or English-speaking, these particular identities are easy to forget. This is called ‘ordinary privilege’ because these identities and traits easily blend in with the people and norms around us,” the program states.
Raytheon’s program also informs employees to reject the notion of “equality,” instead to strive for “equity,” and goes onto provide a list of recommended resources for the company’s white employees, encouraging them to learn concepts such as “defund the police,” “participate in reparations,” “decolonize your bookshelf,” and “join a local ‘white space.’”
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