February 18, 2013
Confidential USDA Videos Reveal 'Cultural Sensitivity Training' Program Paid for by US Taxpayers
USDA Sensitivity Training Video 1 - Excerpt: "If you take a look at all of you here and you think about your salaries and your benefits and what you have left undone - plus my fee - plus the expense of the team that putting the video together, this is a huge expense."
USDA Sensitivity Training Video 2 - Excerpt: "I want you to say that America was founded by outsiders - say that - who are today's insiders, who are very nervous about today's outsiders. I want you to say, 'The pilgrims were illegal aliens.' Say, 'The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.'" Betances also asked the audience, "Give me a bam," after these statements, to which the audience replied in unison.
USDA Sensitivity Training Video 3 - Excerpt: "By the way, I don't like the word 'minorities.' How about 'emerging majorities?'"
Judicial Watch received the videos pursuant to a May 18, 2012, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
In 2011 and 2012, the USDA paid Betances and his firm nearly $200,000 for their part in the "cultural transformation" program.
"This USDA diversity training video depicts out-of-control political correctness," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. "Can someone please explain how any of this helps USDA employees to better serve the American taxpayer? This video further confirms that politically-correct diversity training programs are both offensive and a waste of taxpayer money. No wonder it took over half a year to obtain this video from the Obama administration."
Judicial Watch released previously unseen USDA videos revealing a compulsory "Cultural Sensitivity Training" program requiring USDA employees to bang on tables, chanting in unison "The pilgrims were illegal aliens" while being instructed to no longer use the word "minorities," but to replace it with "emerging majorities."