Lockheed Under Fire

Sen. Cotton launches inquiry following my investigative reporting.

Last week, I broke the story about Lockheed Martin Corporation’s divisive white male reeducation program. The company forced key executives—including a retired three-star general and a vice president of its F-35 fighter jet program—to attend a three-day training session to deconstruct their “white male culture” and atone for their “white male privilege.”

The story exploded, with coverage in the national news and millions of engagements on social media. Last Wednesday, I went on Tucker Carlson Tonight and made my case: “I call right now on the United States Senate to immediately launch an immediate inquiry [into Lockheed’s program].”

Today, Senator Tom Cotton answered the call. In a blistering letter addressed to Lockheed CEO Jim Taiclet, Cotton demands information about Lockheed’s programs, whether taxpayer money was used for race reeducation programs, and whether such programs violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

This is another win against corporate racism. We put Lockheed Martin on notice—and now they must answer to the United States Senate.

Christopher F. Rufo is a writer, filmmaker, and senior fellow of Manhattan Institute. He has directed four documentaries for PBS and is currently a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers critical race theory, homelessness, addiction, crime, and other afflictions.

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