Congressional Democrats killed legislation that would bar American military academies from teaching critical race theory and other anti-American curricula.
Rep. Michael Waltz (R., Fla.), a combat veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, on Wednesday introduced a measure that would prohibit the teaching of critical race theory at military academies and K-12 schools run by the Department of Defense. Democrats, who are in control of the committee, swatted down the measure.
The introduction of critical race theory, which critics see as motivated by anti-American bias, is part of a larger push by the American military to position itself as more inclusive to minorities and the LGBT community. The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that the Navy is teaching sailors to use proper gender pronouns to help create "safe spaces" in the service. The Army also instructs soldiers on the best time to offer sex changes to service members.
Critical race theory is another part of the effort to make the military more welcoming. Cadets at West Point, for instance, last year attended a seminar titled "Understanding Whiteness and White Rage." Other courses at West Point teach cadets how to address their "whiteness," according to recently leaked documents.
"We know that the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory is occurring at one of our most prestigious military academies," Waltz told the Free Beacon. "These teachings are not only divisive but teach our future military leaders who swore an oath to protect and defend the United States that our country is fundamentally racist, misogynist, and colonialist. On the battlefield, the only color that matters is camouflage and the enemy's bullets certainly don't care about race."
"Once Republicans take back Congress," Waltz said, "we are going to investigate this further and put an end to this indoctrination."