Biden Signs Executive Order Mandating Diversity Training at the Federal Level

Libby | June 28, 2021

President Joe Biden issued an executive order Friday to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in federal hiring and employment.

The mandate is based on the progressive premise that the United States is fundamentally racist and sexist despite “decades of progress.”

“The enduring legacies of employment discrimination, systemic racism, and gender inequality are still felt today,” a White House press release explained.

To combat this, Biden’s aim is to create an “ambitious, whole-of-government initiative that will take a systematic approach to embedding DEIA in Federal hiring and employment practices.”

The implementation will likely incorporate tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT),  the Daily Caller noted.

The order also reverses the ban on such diversity trainings ordered by the Trump administration, which Biden revoked on his first day as president.

This new progressive mandate, which is essentially premised on identity politics, has been found to be ineffective by numerous researchers and studies.

Professors Tiffany Green and Nao Hagiwara wrote an article for Scientific American and found that implicit bias trainings have not “been shown to result in permanent, long-term reductions of implicit bias scores or, more importantly, sustained and meaningful changes in behavior.”

Some have even found that conducting trainings solely on racial identities can actually make race relations worse.

The Daily Caller also referenced a 2018 research article which reported on a study that showed that these trainings can create “increased belief in race essentialism, or the notion that racial group differences are valid, biologically based, and immutable.”

What a surprise! Not only do they teach individuals to see color, these progressive trainings often create a victim mentality.

According to a 2016 piece for the Harvard Business Review, researchers found that the diversity trainings make participants “more likely to believe that they themselves are being treated unfairly.”

H/T: Daily Caller