Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association opposes Biden OPM nominee over stance on critical race theory

A nominee who would become the leader of the human resources, payroll and training entity within the federal government with direct authority over millions of federal employees, including the over 100,000 federal law enforcement officers that protect and defend this nation every day, that often becomes an arbiter of both agency and Congressional policies, should have a past record that shows fairness, equity and sensitivity to everyone,” association president Larry Cosme in a letter to Sens. 罗伯·波特曼, 俄亥俄州, and Gary Peters, 我, the ranking member and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, 分别.

With the diverse stakeholder status of the multiple federal employee groups, the recent citations of the nominee’s embracement of radical theories such as “批判种族理论” draws a large question as to this nominee’s ability to neutrality, fairness, and impartiality,” Cosme continued.

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Critical race theory, a topic launched into the national conversation of the nation’s culture wars, focuses on how power structures and institutions impact racial minorities, and many of its proponents believe that white supremacy is both built into the system and ingrained in the American psyche.

Senate Republicans have delayed confirmation proceedings for Ahuja, citing her stance on critical race theory and abortion.

Biden reinstated diversity and racial sensitivity training by executive order in January, reversing a Trump-era policy that effectively banned training on critical race theory, White privilege and other topics it deemeddivisive.

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在六月 2020, Ahuja wrote a blog post calling for action to free Black, 原住民, gay and transgender Americans from thedaily trials of white supremacy.In the same blog post, she expressed hope that nationwide protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd would help Americans infinally coming to terms with our racist history as a country, and addressing it head-on.

它的. 乔什·霍利, R-Mo。, pressed Ahuja on her views during the confirmation hearing in April, at one point asking the nominee if she viewed the United States as a systemically racist country.

I’m a big believer that we seek to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity,” Ahuja said. “I understand and appreciate the historical challenges many individuals have experienced, based on their race and ethnicity.

福克斯新闻的托马斯·巴拉比(Thomas Barrabi)对此报告做出了贡献.

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