Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

At Last: The Military-Industrial Complex is Atoning for Its White Privilege

By Matt Purple, The American Conservative

As bombs rain down on Yemen, Lockheed Martin has finally realized it has a problem: a lack of woke consultants.

Don’t ever say there isn’t healing in America today. From Christopher Rufo at City Journal:

Last year, Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest defense contractor, sent white male executives to a three-day diversity-training program aimed at deconstructing their “white male culture” and encouraging them to atone for their “white male privilege,” according to documents I have obtained.

The program, hosted on Zoom for a cohort of 13 Lockheed employees, was led by the diversity-consulting firm White Men As Full Diversity Partners, which specializes in helping white males “awaken together.”

At this point, the argot-shrouded details of what Lockheed executives were made to do are so familiar as to be boring. Employees participated in a “free association” exercise, listing terms like “KKK” and “can’t jump” in conjunction with “white men.” They went over the “devastating” traits of white male culture, such as “rugged individualism” and “a can-do attitude.” And, of course, they were brainwashed against wrongthink:

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