Wednesday night on The O’Reilly Factor, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, broke a series of previously unreleased US Department of Agriculture Videos featuring required “Cultural Sensitivity Training.” The program required employees to chant, “The pilgrims were illegal aliens,” never to use the word “minorities” and to replace it instead with “emerging majorities,” and other similarly leftist tripe.
The sensitivity training sessions taped here were held on USDA premises, and is part of what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack termed the department’s “new era of Civil Rights” and “broader effort towards cultural transformation at USDA.” The training sessions were created by diversity awareness trainer Samuel Betances at a cost of approximately $200,000.
The video highlights include:
- Betances explaining to USDA employees that “If you take a look at all of you here and you think about your salaries and your benefits and what you have left undone – plus my fee – plus the expense of the team that putting the video together, this is a huge expense.”
- Betances urging to repeat the leftist version of American history: “I want you to say that America was founded by outsiders – say that – who are today’s insiders, who are very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, ‘The pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.”
- Betances stating, “By the way, I don’t like the word ‘minorities.’ How about ‘emerging majorities’?”
The complete video is available through the Judicial Watch website.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Breitbart News, “This was a pretty straightforward attempt at psychological reconditioning. Underlying the whole program is the theory that white males especially are inherently racist, sexist, or homophobic. It’s a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
“This is as objectionable or as significant as the GSA Las Vegas scandal. This is a program blessed at the highest levels of the USDA. We found out about it because of a whistleblower who was forced to undergo this type of training. They’ve obviously selling this left-wing diversity cult,” said Fitton.
Judicial Watch covers the spending corruption of the Obama administration in detail in the New York Times best-selling book Corruption Chronicles. Judicial Watch produced, with director Stephen K. Bannon, The District of Corruption movie, which was a companion to Corruption Chronicles.