Raytheon Criticized for Political Indoctrination Program Geared Toward Employees

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American multinational aerospace and defense conglomerate Raytheon Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Waltham, Mass., is under fire for allegedly launching a “political indoctrination” program (or Critical Race Theory/CRT) on how White employees should speak to their Black co-workers.

According to the manual titled “Stronger Together,” Raytheon said Christian men are at the top of the “oppression hierarchy” and must step aside for minorities. 

Furthermore, employees need to acknowledge their privilege and issued a table entitled “What Not to Say to Your Black Colleagues Right Now. Employees are urged not to say [I] “pray things change soon” or hope that social tensions “calm down,” which “says [their] comfort is more important than the message of anti-racism.” 

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) is investigating Raytheon’s use of training materials and sent a letter to the company’s chairman and CEO Gregory Hayes.

“Given Raytheon’s extensive business with law-enforcement groups,” Cotton wrote, “I find it hard to believe that the ‘Defund the Police’ movement is in the interests of Raytheon’s shareholders, let alone its employees and customers — all of whom are normal citizens who would suffer the consequences of rising crime.”

He continued that government contractors are stewards of federal taxpayer dollars. They have a distinctive commitment to treat their employees equally, without regard to race. “In fact, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act ensures that ‘no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin … be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

CRT is also hitting education institutions in recent months. A Penn State Professor pulled an “average White student” from the lecture audience and shared his inherent benefit over a Black student because he is White. “How does it feel knowing that when push comes to shove your skin’s kind of nice,” Richards asked. “It makes me feel sad,” said the student, raising more eyebrows regarding CRT.

2020 Republican congressional nominee, Jim Bognet expressed frustration as a Penn State alumnus. “I’m saddened that my alma mater Penn State has a professor that is dividing students based on race and teaching them that skin color is more important than character, hard work and achievement. CRT has no place at our Universities!”

The National Education Association (NEA) passed a resolution this month that will include CRT in curriculums, and is pushing CRT training through its national headquarters and local chapters.

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-CNJ Staff

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