A woke training program promoting “diversity and inclusion” by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado instructs cadets to use words that “include all genders” and refrain from using terms like “mom” and “dad” because they are not “gender-neutral.”
The disturbing news is yet another indication of how wokeness has permeated the American military under the Biden administration. “Our leaders have deemed D&I a warfighting imperative,” the cadets were told.
The training presentation titled, “Diversity & Inclusion: What it is, why we care, & what we can do,” instructs cadets to use “person-centered” and gender-neutral language when describing individuals including members of their own family.
“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.”
The leaked documents from the diversity training program were shared with Fox News Digital by Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., a Green Beret and Afghan War veteran, who said the materials had disturbed and dismayed the cadets. Fox News Digital has verified the documents’ authenticity.
Fox reports: Waltz pointed out during an interview with Fox News Digital that “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.”
The diversity and inclusion (D&I) training also includes an exercise asking cadets to separate into small groups and write down as many “G-Animals,” or animals that start with the letter “G,” that they can think of in one minute’s time.
“What does this activity show us about the power of combining our diverse perspectives?” the activity asks. “If this were an operational USAF/USSF [United States Space Force] challenge (think COA [course of action] development) what risks might be present if we did not fully leverage the diversity of our group?”