West Point’s New ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ Minor Teaches America is Unfair

It’s impossible to be loyal to both DEI and America.

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The motto of the United States Military Academy at West Point is “Duty, Honor, Country.” Or at least that was the motto until DEI took a red pencil to it and replaced it with three other words.

Instead of “Duty, Honor, Country”, West Point now has “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

In the summer of the devastating Black Lives Matter race riots, West Point, like many other parts of the military, unveiled a DEI agenda.

The DEI components included creating a DEI Fellow and a Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor. Connecting the DEI minor to the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership elevated it beyond an ethnic studies category and made it a strong expectation for cadets looking to understand how to lead men, women, and assorted ‘other’ gender identities.

Creating a DEI minor at West Point was the latest move by woke military brass to define leadership in terms of the willingness of officers to embrace woke leftist politics. From West Point cadets to serving officers, the message is that leaders cannot lead unless they understand the different perspectives of the intersectional rainbow of race, gender, and sexuality and that they will not understand it unless they view those around them purely in terms of identity politics.

Simply, without DEI, it is impossible to be a leader and to accomplish any assigned mission.

According to West Point’s defense of its DEI minor, “First, the ability to lead in today’s Army requires an understanding of the diverse nature of American and coalition soldiers and civilians as well as the complexity of issues associated with different groups, races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, and social classes, among many other demographic factors associated with diversity.”

Is an understanding of identity politics really the first requirement of Army leadership? It is now.

Beyond the usual divisive tenets of identity politics, what does DEI in the military really mean? As West Point’s DEI minor shows, it’s impossible to be loyal to both DEI and America.

The DEI minor includes a variety of courses, among them SS392: ‘Politics-Race, Gender, Sexuality’. The course sounds typical of the political indoctrination that has come to litter college and high school courses except that this one will “consider how the contemporary issues that relate to race, gender, and sexuality apply to the Army and how they impact the Army officer.”

It’s a seminar that introduces “the concepts of race, gender, and sexuality in the American political system”, but warns that “emphasis will be placed on the inherent inequalities found within the structures, rules, and processes of the American political system.”

The course doesn’t just emphasize “inequalities”, but “inherent inequalities” that are a defining part of the structure of the nation. Potential examples would include the myth of “systemic racism” and similar conspiracy theories suggesting that America is rigged against minorities. The difference between “inequalities” and “inherent inequalities” is the difference between liberalism and Marxism, as well as the difference between equality and equity.

If America’s political system is indeed suffering from “inherent inequalities”, then the only remedy is to transform that system. That is to remake the Constitution. That treasonous proposition clashes with the Army’s oath of enlistment, which is to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.

Which one is West Point training its graduates to defend: the Constitution or DEI?

What does it mean to defend the Constitution and what does “Duty, Honor, Country” mean if America is defined by, as a course in the DEI minor argues, inherently unequal systems?

And what does it mean when the Army asks its future leaders to define leadership in terms that are fundamentally opposed to the Constitution and the country? Whom are Army officers meant to be loyal to, the terms of their oath or the woke politics that they are being indoctrinated with?

Gen. Mark Milley, who had come up through the Army, famously replied to a congressional question about teaching critical race theory at West Point, by arguing that, “I’ve read Mao Tse-tung. I’ve read — I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist.”

American military leaders, unlike Russian or Chinese ones, could read Marx and Lenin, but they didn’t have to accept their propositions, like the “inherent inequalities” in capitalist societies, as true. The fundamental difference with wokeness is that the military’s future leaders are obligated to at least outwardly accept treasonous leftist ideas like America’s inherent inequalities as not only true but as the basis for their entire philosophy of leadership rooted in DEI concepts.

And those concepts are fundamentally hostile to the concept of America.

At the heart of the debate is the question of what military leadership really looks like. There are two visions of leadership: the traditional one that is grounded in personal character and the military sciences, and the other which is indistinguishable from a college bureaucrat, a social worker, or an urban politician. If military leadership first means understanding every possible issue involving “races, ethnicities, cultures, religions”, then how does it even differ from them?

The Army has specific missions and objectives, but DEI is a self-licking ice cream cone. Its only mission is that of most belief systems which is to convince people to adopt them. Like self-help programs and motivational speakers, DEI embeds itself in institutions by claiming that it helps them to better accomplish their goals, but, as a recent lawsuit against West Point’s racially discriminatory admissions practices contends, there’s no evidence that it actually works.

DEI does not help institutions accomplish goals, it makes itself into the institution’s goal and precludes all other goals and the ability to accomplish them. Like a virus, DEI infects an institution and transforms its mission into DEI indoctrination. But to do that, DEI first has to convince the institution that its old objectives, like “Duty, Honor, Country” or to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” are wrong because they violate its beliefs. That is what is happening to the United States military.

That’s why “emphasis will be placed on the inherent inequalities found within the structures, rules, and processes of the American political system” in the DEI minor.

DEI is a foreign and alien creed. Its basic views and principles are hostile to those of the United States. Any institution that adopts it as a qualification for leadership is betraying the country.

When the United States Military Academy adopts it, it’s also betraying its motto and purpose.

You can either have  “Duty, Honor, Country” or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Not both. West Point has chosen DEI and by doing so its leaders have abandoned duty, honor, and country.

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Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

These Global Organizations Want to Control You

These Global Organizations Want to Control You

There’s a group of people who control what you are allowed to see, what you read, what you watch, the posts you engage with. You haven’t heard of them, you don’t know their names. But they determine, through methods both direct and indirect, whether you are allowed to be exposed to particular messages. Their decisions can bankrupt companies, silence voices and fundamentally shift cultural norms. Who are these people and how do they do this? Well, at the top level you have a network of global elite and its creed… a universal framework full of guidelines and ratings designed to enforce approved narratives and punish disapproved ones.

While Navy Pushes DEI, 37% of Attack Subs Are Out of Order~If only the Navy could repair subs as quickly as its transgender teams castrate sailors.


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On June 16, 2023, a date which will live in infamy, the Pearl Harbor base featured the story of Lt. Nick Grant, an “out gay cisgender man” who was a co-chair of the Naval Medical Force Pacific Transgender Care Team (NMFP TGCT).

The title of the Pride Month feature was “serving with pride”.

The Navy’s medical service, which can’t seem to do anything about active duty personnel killing themselves, has multiple “transgender care teams” for different regions composed of multiple specialists for different areas to “oversee and, in many cases, provide mental health, hormonal, and surgical interventions as needed to facilitate the gender transition process.”

There are some who say that the Navy ought to be focused on other things. Like getting its submarines to work. In the latest numbers, nearly 40% of attack subs are out of commission.

With only 31 subs operationally ready, the US Navy is more unready than ever to face off against the People’s Liberation Army Submarine Force of Communist China.

In 2017, 28% of submarines were out of commission. By 2022, it was 33%, and now it’s 37%. At the rate that the woke Naval brass are going, most subs will soon be out of order.

Under Biden, the number of operational nuclear powered attack subs has never gone above 33 out of 49. A third of our submarine attack fleet being out of order has become the new normal.

If only the Navy could repair subs as quickly as its transgender care teams castrate sailors.

As the U.S. Pacific Fleet (SUBPAC) commander responsible for 37 attack and ballistic missile submarines, Rear Admiral J.T. Jablon is “committed to broadening the diversity, equity, and inclusion of our Submarine Force”.

“Diverse representation without equity and inclusion degrades our readiness. Barriers to inclusion are the unconscious biases we carry without our awareness,” J.T. Jablon claimed in the official DEI statement. Everyone in the submarine fleet must be subjected to racial struggle sessions and political indoctrination, opportunities must be awarded based on race.

Not only hasn’t DEI improved readiness, but submarine readiness has drastically dropped.

“Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of high organizational performance and mission effectiveness,” J.T. Jablon argued. The state of the submarine fleet proves otherwise.

The Navy is more diverse than ever. Pride Month is celebrated at American naval bases all across the Pacific. And even the most basic functions of the fleet are out of order.

When Biden nominated Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, a Democrat fundraiser, the former contractor was supposed to untangle the supply chain issues. But his company, SBG, benefited from government contracts as a “minority-owned business and a service disabled veteran owned small business” and he’s shown no ability to fix the Navy’s problems.

Del Toro, who had served on the Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Special Commission on Culture, Diversity, and Inclusion to purge political dissent, announced that his focus would be on China, Culture, Climate, and COVID. The US Navy is going green and promised that, like California, it would reach “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050”.

The Navy’s 2023 budget wastes $718 million on fighting global warming. That’s more than 10% of the $6.2 billion in maintenance costs for 151 Navy vessels. If the Navy focused as much on getting its vessels operational as it does on global warming, identity politics and other partisan leftist causes, we would have subs in the water and have nothing to fear from China.

Instead, China is laughing while the US Navy commits to “100 percent zero-emission vehicles by 2035” and “100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity” and has partly achieved its goal by having “37 percent zero-emission attack submarines” sitting and doing nothing.

“They have 13 shipyards, in some cases their shipyard has more capacity — one shipyard has more capacity than all of our shipyards combined. That presents a real threat,” Del Toro observed of China’s shipyards. We could have shipyards too, but they ‘emit’ things.

At a Naval diversity summit, Secretary Del Toro told senior leaders that, “in order to maintain our strategic edge, the Navy and Marine Corps team must operationalize innovative and cohesive initiatives, rooted in DEI’s goals.” Our strategic edge is blunted, the fleet is failing and our capabilities are falling behind China while our military operationalizes leftist political agendas.

Instead of working on vessels, the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard urges everyone to become an “ally” and consult “reputable sources like the Trevor Project, the Human Rights Campaign, and GLAAD.”

Meanwhile, a GAO report found that ‘steaming hours’ for Navy vessels had consistently decreased even as the DOD treated the number of the decreased as classified information. Navy officials responded to the maintenance backlogs, not by improving performance, but by trying to decommission and reduce the number of ships in the fleet to improve the numbers.

In 2019, more than half of the aircraft carriers were not ready to deploy. The US Navy is already badly backed up just repairing ships on routine deployments. In the event of a naval military conflict, another GAO report found that it would be absolutely overwhelmed.

The GAO report stated that the Navy “is in the early stages of determining how it will provide battle damage repair during a great power conflict.” The Navy has spent far more time thinking about how it will implement DEI programs and castration opportunities for sailors than it has how it will cope with repairing battle damage during a war.

The shipyards are not ready with “more than half the equipment at the shipyards is past its expected service life.” The submarines are not ready, with only 31 mission capable attack subs. And the fleet is not ready for a military conflict with a GAO report warning that “the Navy could handle a single battle damage event,” but they were “uncertain how the Navy might handle multiple simultaneous or near-simultaneous events”. But the DEI indoctrination is ready.

92% of ship fires may be going unreported, but Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday is on track with his true mission. “My goal is to put the Navy in a place over the next 20 years where we’re the most diverse service in the DoD,” Gilday told the State of the Navy.

China’s goal is to have the largest Navy in the world. After achieving that goal in 2020, it has kept on building and aims to have 400 vessels. But we will have the most diverse Navy. Our ships won’t work, but our struggle sessions will. We won’t win any wars except on ourselves.

The People’s Republic of China may take pride in ruling the seas, but we’ll take pride in Pride.