Critical Race Theory at West Point?

Faye Higbee
crticial race theory at west point

One Republican Congressman is seeking answers from the US Army after learning of Critical Race Theory at West Point. In a seminar, one lecture was titled: “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage.” Families and cadets that were present at the lecture expressed concern over the content. (The Epoch Times)

Rep Michael Waltz (R-FL) received information from cadets who were concerned with the content of the lecture, as well as families and soldiers. Critical Race Theory at West Point is a danger to our military. Waltz sent a letter to school superintendent LtGen Darryl WIlliams regarding the concerns.

Information has recently come to my attention from unsettled soldiers, cadets, and families that raises serious concerns about the U.S. Army’s introduction of elements of critical race theory into cadet instruction…In February this year, I understand the U.S. Military Academy under your leadership required cadets to attend a mandatory seminar on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” According to the schedule I received, cadets ‘MUST attend at least one of the seminars...

I was provided a presentation slide from one of the workshops with the title of ‘White Power at West Point’ and ‘Racist Dog Whistles at West Point.’ Additionally, another presentation slide shared with me depicted a lecture by Dr. Carol Anderson of Emory University with the title “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage...

Additionally, I understand that on September 24, 2020 the entire corps of cadets was required to report to Michie Stadium for your address as Superintendent and to hear from a cadet panel.  In this session, an active duty female colonel described to the Corps how she become ‘woke’ to her white privilege, and felt guilty for the advantages of her race. At this same assembly, white police officers were described as murderers with no context or court documents provided to corroborate the anecdotes of police brutality. While this session may have been well intended to invoke awareness and understanding, I am hearing forcefully that this session and others like it are instead breading insult and resentment.

These critical race theory teachings take aim at those key pillars and pit cadets against one another through divisive indoctrination under the pressure of ‘wokeism.’ There is no doubt our country has had to overcome atrocious racial bigotry. We have made enormous progress and there is still much to be done in our country. But, the United States military, uniquely in American society, must strive to unify. Unfortunately, these seminars imbue in our future military leaders that they should treat their fellow officers and soldiers differently based on race and on socio-economic background. In a combat environment, where every soldier must equally share the burden of danger, I cannot think of a notion more destructive to unit cohesion and morale. 

Rep Mike Waltz – Excerpts

Rep Waltz asked LTGen Williams to provide the full content of the curriculum to his office. Waltz is on the House Armed Services Committee. CRT- Critical Race Theory at West Point is a distraction and undermining of our military. Pitting soldier against soldier, race against race, is a way to make sure that there will be no unity within the ranks.


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