US President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of anti-racism training in the federal administration, which he said constitutes “divisive and anti-American propaganda,” the White House announced on Friday.
This announcement comes eight weeks from the US presidential election, in the middle of an electoral campaign marked by strong tensions between the two camps on the issue of racism.
“According to press reports, administration employees have been asked to attend training courses where they are told ‘virtually all white people contribute to racism, where they are asked to say they’ benefit from racism ‘”, said the White House in a statement.
“Divisive propaganda sessions”, according to the White House
“In some cases, these trainings have gone so far as to assert that racism is rooted in the belief that America is a land of opportunity or that jobs should be given to the most qualified,” the text continues. presidency.
The presidential administration has been ordered to “make sure that federal agencies stop using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive and anti-American propaganda sessions,” the statement added.
Anti-racist protest movement
An unprecedented protest movement against racism and police violence started in the United States after the death of African American George Floyd below the knee of a white policeman in Minneapolis in late May.
Donald Trump regularly cites as an example the anti-racist demonstrations, which sometimes degenerate into clashes with the police, to raise the specter of an America on fire and blood, at the mercy of the “thugs” of the extreme left and other “terrorists of the ‘inside’ in the event of victory for his Democratic opponent Joe Biden.