Shocking video footage of what was supposed to be a “secret session” of “diversity training” for Federal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees, was exposed by watchdog group Judicial Watch today.
In the videos – which the USDA fought to keep secret from the public – a foreign-accented Hispanic “diversity instructor” tells the employees – and makes them repeat – that “the Pilgrims were illegal aliens” and mocked “White men” for racism and sexism.
The consultant behind the revolting footage, Samuel Betances – who was reportedly paid $200,000 for the sessions - a diversity instructor with Souder, Betances and Associates — who says in the video that he got his diversity training start under former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. In the clips, Betances instructed USDA employees on the proper thinking about diversity and minorities — or, as he called them, “emerging majorities.”
Betances has been honored by the radical ethnic pressure group National Council of La Raza (NCLR), which funded the racist hate group MEChA, whose slogan was “Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada” (“For The Race everything, for those outside The Race nothing“).
And anyone familiar with the radical tactics of La Raza should not be shocked by the similarly racial divisiveness of Betances’ videos.
The video clips were made public Thursday evening by Judicial Watch, which obtained them through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made on May 18, 2012. The Obama Administration fought the request for nearly 8 months, and you can see why.
“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,’” he continued. “Say, ‘The Pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.’”
Throughout the session, Betances had the employees shout “Bam!” to reinforce his points.
Betances also explained in another clip Judicial Watch highlighted — from the more than three-and-a-half hour video — that he does not like the word “minorities.”
“By the way, I don’t like the word ‘minorities.’ How about ‘emerging majorities’?” he said.
Betances poked fun at “white males.”
“White males founded the USDA! Say ‘Thank you, white males.’ I know it got stuck, some of you couldn’t get it out,” he said to laughter. “I understand. Let’s try that again. Go ahead.”
“Notice I’m not saying, ‘Thank you for slavery, or sexism, or what happened to the indigenous Native American folks.’ I’m saying thank you for what? I’m saying, ‘Thank you for establishing the agency in which those of us that are not white males seek to play a larger role,’” Betances said in a faux giddy manner, before explaining that unity begins with gratitude, before turning to grievances. “We’ve got grievances!,” he said. “This institution, like all federal institutions, have not been fair….We’ve got grievances.”
Lovely. Your tax dollars at work dividing America. Viva La Raza!