According to a Fox News report, a recent Air Force Academy diversity training presentation advised cadets to refrain from using the words “mom” and “dad” and use language that “include(s) all genders.”
The presentation was entitled Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, & what we can do.
“Some families are headed by single parents, grandparents, foster parents, two moms, two dads, etc.: consider ‘parent or caregiver’ instead of ‘mom and dad,'” the presentation states. “Use words that include all genders: ‘Folks’ or ‘Y’all’ instead of ‘guys’; ‘partner’ vs. ‘boyfriend or girlfriend.’”
“Not ‘Colorblind’ or ‘I don’t see color,’ but Color Conscious,” it adds. “We see Color/Patterns AND VALUE people for their uniqueness.”
Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), a Green Beret and Afghan War veteran, spoke with Fox News about how “it’s been a tradition in the military to get letters from mom and dad or your boyfriend and girlfriend for as long as there’s been a military.”
“Now we’re instructing every cadet entering the Air Force to not say mom and dad, to not say boyfriend or girlfriend, and this kind of drive towards gender neutrality,” he said. “I think the Air Force should be worried about the macro aggressions against America that are happening all over the world.”
“Today we are preparing to face challenges that may not exist today,” the training says. “For example, Information Warfare only became a career field 7 years ago, and we stood up the Space Force in 2019. This makes our need to innovate critical. Thus, our leaders have deemed D&I a warfighting imperative.”
Maybe we should focus on challenges that do exist today.
More over at Fox News:
Air Force Academy diversity training tells cadets to use words that 'include all genders,' drop 'mom and dad' | Fox News https://t.co/BLvIth3Xhn
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