- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 31, 2013

A healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian man has unfair advantages in the U.S. military has unfair advantages over other soldiers, according to a training manual approved by the Pentagon.

“Simply put, a healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian male receives many unearned advantages of social privilege, whereas a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege,” reads a statement in the manual created by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).

“White privilege” is covered in a 20-page section titled, “Power and Privilege.”

“Whites are the empowered group,” states the manual. “White males represent the haves as compared to the have-nots.”

According to Fox News, which first reported on the manual Thursday, the manual is used in a three month DEOMI course taught at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida. An officer who was concerned about the content sent the manual to Fox’s Todd Starnes.

“I’m participating in teaching things that are not true,” the instructor told Fox.

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The Pentagon has not responded to requests by Fox News to comment on the manual, which implores officers to “assume racism is everywhere, everyday,” and to “understand and learn from the history of whiteness and racism.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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