***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

Earlier today we wrote about President Donald J. Trump’s executive order relating to Critical Race Theory in the federal government. That story included examples of this teaching in federal government, but we wanted to highlight what happened in the Department of Homeland Security as well.

The series of training focused on “microaggressions,” “microassaults,” and “microinequities” based on Dr. Derald Sue’s work. Sue is a leftist psychologist.

The training begins by claiming white employees send up to “15 micromessages” per minute in average conversations with coworkers, including “negative micromessages called ‘microinequities'” which are “cumulative, subtle messages that occur when signals create a negative bias.”

Dr. Sue asserts in the material that white Americans have been “socialized into oppressor roles” and that the qualities of “individualism, the Protestant work ethic, capitalism, monotheism and the written tradition” are all expressions of racism.

Sue doesn’t stop there. All white Americans have inherited the “racist biases of their forbears,” Dr. Sue says. And, “although our country was founded on the principles of freedom, equality and democracy, its legacy is one of racial oppression” that has “tortured, raped and murdered people of color.”

Asking “where are you from?” sends an equivalent message of “you are not a true American” or “you are a perpetual foreigner in your own country.”

It is racist to say “I believe the most qualified person should get the job” or “America is the land of opportunity,” according to the material.

While most white Americans view themselves as not racist and “decent human beings who believe in equality and democracy,” this proves that “the power of racial microaggressions lies in their invisibility to the perpetrator.”

Author: Jacob Hall