- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2015

A diversity training briefing given to soldiers at Fort Gordon, Georgia, featured an unauthorized slide presentation on “white privilege” that has prompted an investigation.

About 400 soldiers were shown “The Luxury of Obliviousness,” which described white privilege as something that “gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them,” USA Today reported Friday.

“To be white in America means not having to think about it,” the slide said.



Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, told the newspaper that an investigation into the slide was underway.

“The unit [Equal Opportunity] instructor deviated from the authorized topic and content which was provided. To prevent further instances, all unit instructors will receive additional training on the importance of following Army EO training requirements,” Capt. Roman said, according to USA Today.

“We have challenges with diversity. This doesn’t help,” the moderator for the  military news gathering site Doctrine Man wrote Saturday on Facebook.


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

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