The US National Security Agency (NSA) compiled a listing of tons of of “social justice” phrases for workers, together with references to “white privilege” and “Critical Race Theory,” in keeping with the Daily Wire, which obtained a leaked copy of the doc.
The 34-page dictionary was created by the spy group final yr however solely revealed on Wednesday. In an introductory passage, the NSA describes the doc as a “starting point for engaging in open and honest conversation” and a “tool meant to build a shared language of understanding.”
“The following is a glossary of terms and language commonly used in dialogue regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice to be used as a reference,” it says.
The dictionary incorporates a protracted listing of phrases associated to racism, sexuality and different politically and socially charged matters, together with “white supremacy,” “queer theory” and “racial equity.” The Daily Wire accused the NSA of endorsing “blatantly left-wing views on race and sex,” noting that the glossary favorably cites the work of controversial teachers fashionable on the political left.
Those thinkers embrace crucial race theorist and Boston University professor Ibram X. Kendi, in addition to Robin DiAngelo, company diversity coach and writer of ‘White Fragility.’ Quoting DiAngelo immediately, the NSA doc defines the latter time period as “the state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves [in white people].”
Republican Congressman Mike Waltz, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, mentioned he confirmed the authenticity of the diversity dictionary, and later urged the NSA to “get back to preventing terrorist attacks and countering China.”
“I just can’t overemphasize how shocking this is,” Waltz informed the Daily Wire. “This isn’t some kind of diversity document… in, say, the Small Business Administration. This is the NSA, the National Security Agency, one of the most powerful agencies in the world.”
The NSA got here beneath fireplace in 2013 after whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked a large trove of information detailing the company’s illicit surveillance of American residents. The revelations had been a bombshell on the time, as then-NSA Director James Clapper had falsely insisted to lawmakers that his company was not “wittingly” gathering “any type of data at all on millions of Americans.”
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Snowden has been charged beneath the World War I-era Espionage Act, however has remained in Russia after his passport was revoked by US authorities, the place he was granted asylum and later Russian citizenship.