The Smallest Injustice

The Department of Homeland Security hosts training on "microinequities."

The federal government is inducting its leaders into the cult of “microaggressions,” “microassaults,” and “microinequities.”

I’ve received leaked documents from the Department of Homeland Security telling white employees how they have been “socialized into oppressor roles.”

The training begins with the claim that individuals send up to 15 “micromessages” per minute during normal conversation—and that, in many case, white employees deliver “negative micromessages called ‘microinequities.'” They provide a table of archetypes.

The trainers claim that the “myth of meritocracy” is a foundational “microinequity.” It’s racist to say “the most qualified person should get the job,” “America is a land of opportunity,” or “everybody can succeed in this society if they work hard enough.”

Next, they claim that “colorblindness”—the attempt to treat people equally regardless of race—is actually racist. If you say “I don’t see color,” “there is only one race, the human race,” or “America is a melting pot,” you are committing a grievous racial microinequity.

Finally, what if a white employee denies committing a racial microinequity? This is a “denial of individual racism,” which just further proves that employee is a racist. There is no due process; only group-based guilt.

This training document is based on the work of psychologist Derald Sue, who claims that white Americans are “fed a racial curriculum based on falsehoods, unwarranted fears, and the belief of their own superiority,” and that “most Whites [are] socialized into oppressor roles.”

According to Dr. Sue, ordinary citizens “[perpetuate] the greatest harm to people of color” and “many Whites [deny] how they benefit from their own Whiteness and how their Whiteness intrudes upon persons of color.”

He argues that “although our country was founded on the principles of freedom, equality, and democracy, its legacy is one of racial oppression” that has “tortured, raped, and murdered people of color.”

Dr. Sue claims that “individualism, the Protestant work ethic, capitalism, monotheism, and [the] written tradition” are expressions of racism and “ethnocentric monoculturalism.” He says that all white Americans have inherited “the racial biases of their forbears.”

Who are the most racist people in America? According to Dr. Sue, “political conservatives” are most closely associated with modern racism, but try to “disclaim personal bigotry by strong and rigid adherence to traditional American values” such as individualism and hard work.

They say that “most White Americans experience themselves as good, moral, and decent human beings who believe in equality and democracy”—but this is simply false consciousness. Most white Americans are racist and, when confronted, feel “defensiveness, guilt, anger, hopelessness.”

The “new racial orthodoxy,” which began in academia, is now spreading rapidly through all of the federal agencies. It’s presented as scientific truth, but is little more than identity-driven propaganda. But now, brave whistleblowers are stepping forward to call out the madness.

I believe that “critical race theory” is an existential threat to the United States and should be abolished from our public institutions. Our federal agencies are designed to deliver essential public services—not serve as radical indoctrination centers.

Original Source Document

References taken from the Following Essays by Derald Wing Sue

“Racial Microaggresions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice”

“Whiteness and Ethnocentric Monoculturalism: Making the “Invisible” Visible”

“Racism and the Conspiracy of Silence: Presidential Address”

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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