West Point Leaders Face Pressure To Stop Teaching Racism To Cadets

West Point Leaders Face Pressure To Stop Teaching Racism To Cadets


Leaders at the U.S. Military Academy West Point are facing pressure from GOP Rep. Mike Waltz of Florida to stop teaching cadets critical race theory as part of their training.

Waltz told Fox News he was confronted with the racist trainings in April after “he was approached by a number of cadets, families, and active-duty soldiers stationed at West Point, who shared snippets of presentations and seminars being held at the institution related to critical race theory.” Some lectures focused on “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage” and materials discussing “White Power at West Point.”

In a letter to West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, Waltz pressed him on whether the institution should be engaged in teaching future military leaders that “the civilian institutions and structures with ultimate authority over them… are systemically oppressive and that they, therefore, have a duty to oppose them.”

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In his response, Williams acknowledged that the academy did offer one course containing critical race

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