Over the last decade, America’s intelligence community has focused on diversifying their workforce, purportedly in an effort to foster inclusion and match the nation’s demographic makeup. While this might sounds great in theory, it’s horrible in practice. Our intelligence community is focusing on trivial matters, like what gender or race an officer or agent is. And when they do that, the people who suffer the most are average Americans.
In 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey said his agency was dealing with a “crisis” because 83% of the agents were white.
“We have a crisis in the FBI and it is this: Slowly but steadily over the last decade or more, the percentage of special agents in the FBI who are white has been growing,’’ Comey said, according to a Wall Street Journal report at the time. “I will have failed if I don’t change this.”
The agency launched the Diversity Agency Recruitment Program (DAR), aimed at recruiting more women and people of