In response to a letter from U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching a department-wide investigation into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training sessions paid for by Sandia National Laboratories and held at the upscale La Posada de Santa Fe luxury hotel and resort.
According to leaked documents, during DEI training sessions Sandia employees were invited to associate terms like “Aryan Nation” and “mass killings” with “white men,” generate a list of “assumptions about people of color" including stereotypes like "have broken families," and list examples of "male privilege" including "men can kill bugs more easily than ‘most’ women."
Last week I demanded answers from the Department of Energy as to why taxpayer money was being used for critical race re-education seminars at resorts. Today DOE @SecBrouillette has ordered department-wide investigation https://t.co/EiVRVdcCva— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) August 20, 2020
The DOE’s full response is available here.