A high-level U.S. Navy official on Tuesday defended including the so-called anti-racist book on his recommended reading list.
Si Adm. Mike Gilday, head of naval operations, said he disagreed with everything in the book, “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram Candy, but believed in exposing his sailors to the ideology outlined here.
“I chose different books. There are over 50 books on my reading list to give my sailors a broad range of information where I hope they can make decisions based on the facts of their ability to see potential mang- cousins like China and Russia, as well as looking at the depth and honesty of themselves in the areas they need to improve.
“In talking to sailors last year, it was very clear to me and others that the murder of George Floyd and the events surrounding there, the discussions here in the country about racism have been going back many years and years, still sick about our culture and that talking about them, understanding them, is the best way, ” Gilday told Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) During a Senate panel hearing in Washington.
“They don’t have to agree with every statement that Candy makes – I don’t accept every statement that Candy makes, and I don’t think all sailors can either, but they have to trick it, so that they make the proven facts – we need critical thinkers in the Navy and the military as a whole, and the imposed force.Again, not only externally our mind but internally so that they can make purpose, expected purpose, judgments based on facts or draw conclusions in a world that is even more difficult to get an unbiased view- look at a really difficult problem, ”He added.
Kendi’s book accompanies a fast -growing segment of works that attempt to launch “equity and racial justice,” an ideology with Marxist roots. Critics like Cotton argue that the book pushes racial discrimination.
Cotton said that part of the works go hand in hand with “the idea that capitalism is essentially racist and racism essentially capitalist; that the only solution to past discrimination is current discrimination; the only solution to current discrimination is future discrimination; that some individuals according to his or her race are inherently oppressive or privileged while others are victimized or oppressed; that individuals may bear some kind of collective responsibility or similar blame for actions that made by members of his race, ” as he. – READ MORE
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