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Army Diversity Training Session Features Slides on ‘White Privilege’

AP
• April 6, 2015 9:55 am

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A U.S. Army diversity training session featured typo-ridden slides on "white privilege."

According to The Blaze:

The U.S. Army is investigating an unauthorized diversity training presentation on "white privilege" shown to hundreds of Georgia soldiers, USA Today reported, citing an Army spokeswoman.

The Equal Opportunity training presentation was shown to about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon on Thursday, according to Captain Lindsay Roman.

The portion of the program involved a slide projected on a screen entitled "The Luxury of Obliviousness," which listed elements of "white privilege."

The slide read: "Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. To be white in American (sic) means not having to think about it."

The Blaze noted that many soldiers were not happy with the presentation, after it was shared on Facebook.

"True story: I went to a forced [Equal Employment Opportunity] EEO class and the white female SSG said we white folks were a problem. I looked around the room and everyone of every race were rolling their eyes," said Scott Hampton Truelove. "We of all races went fishing, eating out, having BBQs, went to the club, together. We all never had a problem with race. We as a group stood up and walked out."

"She was cutting into our beer drinking time," he said.

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