Mandatory training in Critical Race Theory is under fire

An electrical engineer at Sadia National Labs, Casey Peterson, is challenging mandatory training in Critical Race Theory. The lab is funded by the Department of Energy.

Here is a description of the reaction Sandia management after Peterson posted the video on internal website:
Within hours, Sandia executives dispatched a counterintelligence team to lock Peterson out of the network and scrub his communications from internal servers—which, via the Streisand Effect, made the video even more viral and sparked widespread unrest against Sandia executives.

By the afternoon, executives were panicking about the brewing rebellion, placed Peterson on paid administrative leave, and established a “security review board” to "evaluate whether [his] actions have comprised or posed a threat to Sandia computing and security systems."

Peterson—who took a stand at grave risk to his career—says he is speaking on behalf of all of Sandia employees who are “scared to speak out” because of the lab’s repressive culture. “If I get fired because of this,” Peterson says, "the fight does not end, it only intensifies."
Here is a link with Peterson’s video:

At 4:00 in the video, Peterson lists some of the ideas that HR department is allegedly promoting under their interpretation of critical race theory:

  • America is chronically, systemically racist
  • Racism is a public health crisis
  • Silence is compliance or even silence is violence (You must be an activist)
  • Color blindness is racist
  • The validity of your ideas is dependent on the color of your skin

Should government-funded labs require training in support clearly racist ideas?

Does promotion of Critical Race Theory amount to creating an hostile work environment for white employees?

The Lab is still a private company right? Why does their federal funding make a difference?

No, does Diversity and inclusion training do the same?

The lab is requiring training that promotes discrimination based on race.

Is that legal under federal law?

That video doesn’t even have a copy of the training. Maybe the guy is blowing it out of proportion?

The engineer knows better than to violate copyright laws.

The video makes extensive references to the training and sources used in the training. Sandia should publish the training materials if Peterson’s references are incorrect or misleading.

Casey Peterson’s career is over.

Or his new one has just begun. Hopefully the careers of the managers who are forcing the training are over.

Casey mentions that he is a military veteran. He understands what is at stake if lies and disinformation are allowed to go unchallenged.


You must be joking. One penny of central government tax dollars has been used as an excuse for decades.

Yes, diversity and inclusion training do the same, they are the same thing.

This is a multibillion dollar enterprise.

Yes. They have decided.

:rofl: Sure he is. Do you even know what Critical Race Theory is?

Reads like something you’d see in a spy/action movie…Sounds like whoever wrote it is some conspiracy nut.

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Just another day in HR.

Laws are frequently ignored. But they do assume that everyone is a bigot. My race relations on a scale of 1 to 10 are a 10. What am I supposed to change?

No…they assume everyone has unconscious bias/prejudice.

And we do.

This isn’t even debatable.

An excuse for what? What does them being federally funded have to do with anything?

You’ve never had that training and it shows

:rofl: No they aren’t. That’s not possible.

A made up term/theory by white Christian males based on the fragility of Christian white males?

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Maybe. But shaming people based on race makes it worse.

This isn’t even debatable.

Public accommodation laws. It doesn’t even have to be tax dollars and you’ve done it yourself. “Open to the public!” School prayer as well.

Every year. Even been asked to join the team numerous times.

You don’t know what Critical Race Theory is do you? It shows.

:rofl: No. It came from the black nation by way of Marx et al. I made a whole thread about it. Who is setting the dem agenda.