90 Miles From Tyranny : Navy Chief: Critical Race Theory Proponent’s Radical Book Makes ‘Better Navy’

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Navy Chief: Critical Race Theory Proponent’s Radical Book Makes ‘Better Navy’


Adm. Michael M. Gilday, the chief of naval operations, did not answer questions Tuesday about whether author-activist Ibram X. Kendi’s opposition to interracial adoption and capitalism is extreme.

But, Gilday did tell the House Armed Services Committee that Kendi’s controversial book “How to Be an Antiracist” would lead to “a better Navy” by promoting more discussion on racism in America.

Kendi is director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, and his book contends that America is a fundamentally racist country.

At the hearing, Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., teed up a question to Gilday by noting that “the Navy recently completed a one-day ‘stand-down’ to remove extremism from the ranks.”

“In my view, Kendi has espoused extremist beliefs that clearly violate the oath to the Constitution I took when I served in the Navy,” Banks said.

Banks pointed out that “Kendi labeled Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a ‘white colonizer’ because she adopted two children from Haiti.”

“Yes or no: Do you personally consider opposition to interracial adoption an ‘extremist’ belief?” Banks asked Gilday.

The admiral’s microphone was off, so his response was inaudible.

Banks said Kendi’s book also states that “capitalism is essentially racist.”

“Yes or no: Do you personally consider advocating for the destruction of American capitalism to be ‘extremist?’”

This time, Gilday could be heard.

“Here’s what I know, Congressman: Racism is in the United States Navy,”...

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1 comment:

  1. There was a time when true warriors rose to the top spots in the military. Those days, at least in the US, are over. We are going to get our asses handed to us if we ever get involved in a war with a major power. No way would I join the military today, thank God I did my time back in the 80's.


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