Thursday, Joe Biden signed an executive order embedding the tenets of Critical Race Theory into the operations of the federal government. EO 13985, Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government, requires the establishment of “Agency Equity Teams” to ensure that equal outcomes are imposed on federal programs.
(i) Each Agency Equity Team shall be led by a designated senior official (senior designee) charged with implementing my Administration’s equity initiatives, and shall include senior officials from the office of the agency head and the agency’s program, policy, civil rights, regulatory, science, technology, service delivery, financial assistance and grants, data, budget, procurement, public engagement, legal, and evaluation offices, as well as the agency’s Chief Diversity Officer, to the extent applicable. Agency Equity Teams shall include a combination of competitive service employees, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 2102(a), and appointees, as defined in Executive Order 13989 of January 20, 2021 (Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel), and, to the extent practicable, shall build upon and coordinate with the agency’s existing structures and processes, including with the agency’s environmental justice officer designated pursuant to Executive Order 14008 of January 27, 2021 (Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad), and with the senior agency official designated to coordinate with the Gender Policy Council pursuant to Executive Order 14020 of March 8, 2021 (Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council).
(ii) The senior designee at each agency shall be responsible for delivering equitable outcomes, to the extent consistent with applicable law, and shall report to the agency head.
(iii) Each Agency Equity Team shall support continued equity training and equity leadership development for staff across all levels of the agency’s workforce.
According to the Associated Press:
Chiraag Bains, the president’s deputy assistant for racial justice and equity, said that the new order shows Biden is “doubling down” on the commitment he made on his first day as president “to put equity at the center of how this government operates.”
The order institutionalizes Biden’s pledge that government be open and accessible to all and “is a recognition that achieving equity is not a one- or a two-year project. It’s a generational commitment,” Bains told The Associated Press.
Federal agencies would need to improve the quality and frequency of their engagement with communities that have faced systemic discrimination. And it formalizes Biden’s goal of a 50% bump in federal procurement dollars that go to small and disadvantaged businesses by 2025.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity are now the policy of the federal government.
Even if you buy that diversity, for diversity’s sake, is a good policy (you’ll love living in Yugoslavia — wait, it doesn’t exist anymore — or Rwanda) and that inclusivity as an end makes sense, the notion of equity, which is that unequal outcomes are caused by systemic racism, should strike you as bizarre. Life isn’t equal. Half of the country has a below-average IQ. Not everyone can play pro sports. The bald-faced assertion that a lack of equal outcomes is due to “communities” (whatever the hell that means anymore) being “underserved” by the government is balderdash. “Communities” have different outcomes because they are different. The intellectual bankruptcy of the DIE stupidity lies in the fact that it sees 100% of all problems as racial.
As I posted yesterday, see Biden EPA Administrator’s Advice to Chemical Poisoning Victims in East Palestine, OH, Sounds Like Cruel Parody; there is no set of circumstances where a predominantly minority community would be treated the way East Palestine was treated. But because of the residents’ age, income, education, and race, the federal government could give a flying f*** if they all died. In fact, under DIE dogma, that is a privileged community and probably had this coming for all the advantages it has had.
To make things worse, Biden is bringing in Obama consigliere Susan Rice to lead the effort.
Establishment of the White House Steering Committee on Equity. There is hereby established a White House Steering Committee on Equity (Steering Committee), which shall be chaired by the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.
Rice, you’ll recall, is the person who lied about Benghazi on five networks on the same Sunday (Susan Rice Beats Irony to Death and Drags Mangled Corpse Behind Her Moped). She was also the driving force behind using the FBI and intelligence community to spy on candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign (Susan Rice Demanded Detailed Spreadsheets of Trump Campaign Surveillance).
As Stephen Miller of America First Legal points out on Twitter:
Biden just issued an Executive Order transforming the federal gov’t into a DEI cult: installing equity czars in every agency and ordering every bureaucrat to use the state’s vast power to enforce “outcome-based” racial/gender equity in all decisions (1/3) https://t.co/4HTDL1OS5c
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) February 18, 2023
Without a single authorization or appropriation from Congress, Biden has weaponized the entire government of the United States to inflict on our whole nation what radicalized ultra-woke DEI departments have done to colleges & corporations — armed by the power of the state. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/RDYLsCK7dd
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) February 18, 2023
The real purpose of this Executive Order and the racialist KGB it establishes is to transform the federal bureaucracy to ensure that the next president will have to contend with a wall of DIE/CRT fanatics embedded in the highest levels of the civil service.
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