The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will postpone a training that is part of a series on “Structural Racism and Environmental Justice” following President Donald Trump’s order for federal agencies to cease critical race theory trainings, Politico reported.
The series reportedly focused on “how addressing structural racism is indeed highly relevant to EPA’s mission and key to advancing the integration of [environmental justice]. The series will feature groundbreaking cutting-edge work in ways to better advance [environmental justice] by addressing structural racism,” according to Politico.
The speaker series would have been held Tuesday afternoon for all EPA staff. EPA official Charles Lee cited a White House directive from Sept. 4 when announcing the postponement, which ordered all federal agencies to end critical race theory trainings.
Russ Vought, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, was directed by Trump to ensure that all federal agencies cease and desist from holding critical race theory trainings, which have included mandatory sessions for white employees in which they are tasked with recognizing their role in perpetuating racism.
The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing