Air Force Academy Professor Advocates For Teaching Critical Race Theory At Military Academies
Air Force Academy associate professor Lynne Chandler García believes Critical Race Theory should be taught at military academies.
A professor at the Air Force Academy published an opinion piece in The Washington Post this week suggesting that Critical Race Theory be taught at military academies.
Professor Pushes Critical Race Theory
In an an op-ed titled “Why U.S. military academies should teach critical race theory,” associate professor of political science Lynne Chandler García argued that Critical Race Theory “is not unpatriotic” and does not “promote division among our military members.”
“As a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy, I teach critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders because it is vital that cadets understand the history of the racism that has shaped both foreign and domestic policy,” the professor explained.
Lynne Chandler García, professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, says she teaches critical race theory to help "cadets understand the history of the racism." She is apparently unaware that CRT is a school of legal thought, not historical scholarship.https://t.co/nPnlAgZb9R
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García was referring to Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark A. Milley defending Critical Race Theory in a congressional hearing last month.
Milley claimed that it is important for cadets “to be open-minded and be widely read” regarding the nation’s history.
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“So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” Milley said. “And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being, quote, ‘woke’ or something else, because we’re studying some theories that are out there.”
García Doubles Down
García agreed with him and took things a step further by claiming that critical race theory is crucial to understanding the “duality” that is freedom in the United States.
“It helps students identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society. And it provides methods for deconstructing oppressive beliefs, policies and practices to find solutions that will lead to justice,” García wrote. “The reality of the Constitution is that it upholds the rule of law and human rights, but once also allowed slavery and has been used to perpetuate legal discrimination.”
García also argued that the military has a history of racism. Even though thousands of Black soldiers fought in the Revolutionary War, George Washington was against allowing them to enlist.
“In other words, racism was ingrained in the system from the beginning, and the military still struggles with these issues,” she warned. “As a recent inspector general’s report on disparities in the Air Force and Space Force pointed out, Black service members lag behind their White peers in promotion rates but are overrepresented in disciplinary actions.”
“Further, a recent Defense Department report documented the threat of White supremacy within the ranks. Cadets need to understand these contradictions within their institutions,” García said.
García Thinks Critical Race Theory Is Necessary For Military
García believes that Critical Race Theory is necessary for military intelligence.
“Officers must comprehend the unique experiences and concerns of their diverse troops. A holistic education leads to understanding and unity as service members consider what it’s like to walk in another’s shoes,” she said.
It seems that indoctrinating our children with “woke” Critical Race Theory that will just make them hate America is not enough for leftists. Now, they want the military indoctrinated as well.
We can only imagine how weak our military will become if they get their way.