By B.M. 08.14.20
The Sandia National Laboratories managed and operated Honeywell International, is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories in the United States.
Headquartered in Central New Mexico near the Sandia Mountains, on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, their primary mission is to develop, engineer, and test the non-nuclear components of nuclear weapons.
Yet, now, social justice has infected it, even to the point where it’s now causing the lab that makes nuclear bombs to act like a college campus.
White male employees were forced to attend a three-day training session back in 2019 where they were to learn about their “privilege” according to leaked documents:
At the three-day training session, called, “White Men’s Caucus on Eliminating Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Organizations,” participants were encouraged to examine their privilege as white, heterosexual men.
Christopher Rufo, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and contributing editor at City Journal, leaked documents from the seminar, which took place in September 2019, in a tweet on Wednesday.
Participants were forced to do word association for ‘white male culture’ and the list created contained words like ‘KKK’ and ‘MAGA hat’. It also contains a description of white systemic privilege, which includes having role models that aren’t terrorists.
“I routinely witness and benefit from the many positive white male role models displayed in the media, politics, and entertainment that far outweigh the Tim McVeighs and Ted Kaczynskis of white maleness,” the document reads.
One document asserted that positive attitudes that help white men and that they were often the first to be served and most listened to. The participants were then forced to write apology messages to women and minorities:
One document said, ‘rugged individualism’ a ‘can-do attitude’ and ‘operating from principles and conscience’ are vestigial attitudes that once helped white men survive. Another listed statements of privilege, which included assertions like, “White privilege is being the first in line: first to be served; first to be noticed; first to be listened to, etcetera” and “Men can ogle women and get a pass from their colleagues.”
Participants wrote apology messages to white women, people of color, and other groups as a reflection at the end of the seminar.