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US Air Force Academy professor draws flak for op-ed urging military academies to teach ‘critical race theory’

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Lynne Chandler Garcia noted that the US was founded on a “duality” between “liberalism and equal rights” on one hand, and “inequality, inegalitarianism, and second-class citizenship” on the other.

“It [critical race theory] helps students identify the structural racism and inequality that has been endemic in American society. And it provides methods for deconstructing oppressive beliefs, policies, and practices to find solutions that will lead to justice,” Garcia wrote.

“We’re not talking about honestly teaching young men and women concepts so they can think critically. We’re talking about indoctrinating them with radical ideas because the Left views the military as an opportunity for social experimentation,” Cooper claimed.

However, another retired service member, Stephan Jensen, considered the op-ed “fairly thoughtful and well-reasoned” and claimed it was “precisely the kind of approach you want to build the kind of intellectual smorgåsbord required for a good officer education.”

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