The current chief “diversity, equity and inclusion” officer at the Department of Defense‘s Education Activity office, who supervises the education of the children of Pentagon employees and overseas military members, issued a series of social posts disparaging white people.
Kelisa Wing was promoted to her current position in December 2021. Director Thomas Brady, in announcing the promotion to a position created for her, enthused, “Kelisa Wing is exactly the right person to lead our efforts in building on the foundational work done to support meaningful change in our organization.”
“This new position will take a holistic approach to identifying and improving how we integrate the practice of diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of DoDEA, from curriculum and assessment to hiring and professional development,” he added.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 14, 2022
Kelisa Wing tweeted in June 2020, “I’m exhausted with these white folx in these [professional development] sessions,” as Fox News reported.
Using the term CAUdacity, which refers to audacity from white people, she also tweeted, “[T]his lady actually had the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too … I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS … [W]e are not the majority, we don’t have power.”
Answering another tweet, she took aim at white people once again, writing, “If another Karen tells me about her feelings… I might lose it…”
At the end of May 2020, Wing wrote, “Racism is ingrained in the very fabric of our country.”
On Friday, Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman, Public Affairs Officer at Office of the Secretary of Defense, issued a statement saying, “We are aware of news reports concerning an official at DoDEA.”
“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts in… [DoDEA] are an important part of building and sustaining an organizational culture where all students, educators, and staff are valued and respected,” she continued. “Our focus remains on ensuring military-connected students, their families, and our employees have equitable access to opportunities and resources that support student achievement and readiness for college and careers.”
Wing has authored books for children including titles such as “What Is White Privilege,” “ What Is Anti-Racism?” and “What Does it Mean To Defund the Police?” The Daily Mail noted.
“White Privilege” contains sentences including, “If you are White you might feel bad about hurting others or you might feel afraid to lose this privilege.” It also encourages white children to wonder if they will “really feel good at the end of the race when you look back and see others fighting obstacles that you didn’t even have?’
“What is Anti-Racism?” asserts that the word “race” stems from Italian or Hebrew, The Daily Mail noted, pointing out that Biblical Hebrew has no such word.