Sen. Cotton Forms Investigation into CRT Training at Raytheon

Sen. Tom Cotton is investigating defense contractor Raytheon’s use of training materials that promote¬†critical race theory, he said in a letter from the senator addressed to the company’s chairman and CEO.

The company allegedly uses training materials that “rely heavily on racial stereotypes and appear to violate federal non-discrimination law,” Cotton, a veteran and opponent of critical race theory training at military facilities, said in Tuesday’s letter.

“Government contractors, as stewards of federal taxpayer dollars, have a special obligation to treat their employees equally, without regard to race,” Cotton wrote. “In fact, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act ensures that ‘no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin … be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.'”

Cotton accused Raytheon’s training materials of “containing gross stereotypes about various groups, including the racial stereotype that black people as a group are ‘exhausted, frustrated, stressed, barely sleeping, scared, and overwhelmed,’ … and white people, Christians, ablebodied individuals, straight people, and English speakers, as members of ‘privileged’ groups who have ‘the luxury to ignore … injustices.'”

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