On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed the infamous Executive Order 13985, titled “Executive Order Concerning the Promotion of Racial Equality and Support for Disadvantaged Communities through the Federal Government.” The order committed the executive branch to an “ambitious full government equity agenda.” In the first two years of Biden’s presidency, his administration was seemingly making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) bureaucrats faster than money.
It would be nearly impossible to compile a comprehensive list of all DEI officials in the federal government due to their sheer numbers and the efforts of the executive agencies to conceal DEI employees and their initiatives with an unsurpassable bureaucratic mantra. But there are some notable features.
One such prominent figure in the Biden administration is Ambassador Gina Abercrombie Winstanley, the head of diversity and inclusion at the State Department. In her career spanning three decades as a diplomat, Abercrombie Winstanley served as ambassador to the Republic of Malta, holding positions in Baghdad, Jakarta and Cairo, and was the first woman to lead a diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia. Once, she also held a fellowship with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under then-Senator Joe Biden.
Abercrombie-Winstanley retired in 2017 from her position as a Senior Officer in the Foreign Service. In the wake of the 2020 elections, colleagues and former peers began vying for vacancies in the next administration. At first, Abercrombie Winstanley was not interested in returning to the State Department. But when it became clear that the Biden administration, against the backdrop of the death of George Floyd and the subsequent riots, would double down on diversity, equality and inclusion in the highest government positions, some potential job opportunities caught the attention of Abercrombie and Winstanley. She is a new position in the State Department’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (CDIO).
Abercrombie-Winstanley now works from an office on the top floor of the State Department building, just a few steps from the Secretary of State’s office. The office Abercrombie-Winstanley now occupied was that of President Donald Trump’s special envoy to North Korea, according to an article he posted. Foreign Policy in October.
Foreign Policy Abercrombie-Winstanley’s glowing profile also indicates that the former ambassador-turned-DEI chief has lined the office’s walls with soundproofing cork for any sensitive or heated conversations, either with lower-level employees alleging racism or sexual harassment or with senior State Department officials. Who simply do not understand that diversity is our strength.
To legalize the Biden administration’s DEI campaign at the State Department, Foreign Policy He cites an internal survey of nearly 8,600 State Department employees, which found that about 44 percent of respondents self-reported cases of discrimination, harassment, or bullying. Another data point Foreign Policy The justification for Abercrombie and Winstanley’s efforts is indicated that black women made up 13 percent of the State Department’s workforce in 2002, but dropped to 9 percent in 2018. But this means that in 2002 and 2018, black women were. Overrepresentation in the state relative to their share of the population.
The diversity gimmick gives bureaucrats like Abercrombie and Winstanley the strength they’ve been looking for. She said, “That’s the only thing I’d come back for.” Foreign Policy from her current role. It calls itself the “people’s sound board,” but Abercrombie-Winstanley is more than just a sympathetic ear for the disgruntled State Department staff. As Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Abercrombie created a “principle” for the Foreign Service Selection Board that is used to evaluate promotions and tenures. A commitment to diversity is a prerequisite for a diplomat’s eligibility for promotion. “You’re going to reward it, or you’re going to hold people accountable for not doing it,” said Abercrombie-Winstanley. Foreign Policy New hiring practice.
Then there’s Keelissa Wing, the head of the Department of Defense’s Education Activity (DoDEA). Wing started as a DEI specialist for DoDEA in October 2021, two months before DoDEA announced its promotion to the public in December. It now has authority over some curriculum decisions at the Department of Education, which serves 60,000 children in 160 schools around the world.
In 2021, Wing co-authored a number of children’s books as part of the Racial Justice in America series, with titles such as, What is anti-racism?And the What is white privilege?And the What does stopping police funding mean?And the What is the Black Lives Matter movement?And the And the How do I become an ally?
Wing recently underwent an examination. In September, posts on Wing’s Twitter account resurfaced from July of 2020: “I’m so exhausted at these white people in this [professional development] This lady’s sessions actually have a CAUdacity [Caucasian audacity] To say that blacks can be racist, too. I had to stop the session and give Karen the job… We’re not the majority, we don’t have the power,” Wing tweeted. In other tweets, Wing has used insults or responded to users who spoke similar language to demean white people.
The tweets, which were first reported by Fox News and forced the Pentagon’s undersecretary for personnel and readiness, former California Democratic congressman Jill Cisneros, to launch a 30-day review of Wing’s hiring Sept. She was released, and Wing appears to have kept her job without offering any public apology.
In public appearances during her career review, Wing has also promoted Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Benny and the worldCoates said the 9/11 first responders “were not human to me. Whether they were black or white or whatever, they were hazards of nature.”
Several DEI chiefs, officials, and subordinates are scattered throughout the administrative state, but DEI positions have also been given a home in the White House.
In the White House Office of Personnel Management, for example, Janice Underwood was named director of the Office of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Access (ODEIA). Her primary task in this role is to assist the Biden administration in implementing and enforcing the controversial Executive Order 14035, known as the “Executive Order on Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Access in the Federal Workforce” that Biden signed in June. To fulfill the promises of the Executive Order, Underwood and her crew are leading an interagency team to provide support in the development and implementation of their Sustainable Development Initiative initiatives. Underwood’s ODEIA has also been tasked with creating the Executive Board of Diversity Administrators (CDOEC) that oversees all of the various DEI bureaucrats in the executive branch. CDOEC was officially launched in late September.
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Prior to her appointment to the Biden administration, Underwood was the first Cabinet-level Internal Intelligence Service official for the Commonwealth of Virginia under former Governor Ralph Northham. In 2021, when she was Virginia’s chief diversity officer, Underwood published a video On her official Twitter account, entitled “Honoring the Life of George Floyd”, in memory of Floyd’s death. The video says that the death of George Floyd, “sparked global protests and a call for police reform,” and made no reference to the riots that led to the most expensive insurance damages in modern American history. Despite the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, about 1,200 miles from the Virginia state capital, the video boasted that Virginia responded to Floyd’s death with “Ban[ing] Non-knockdown orders “,” announces[ing] Racism is a “public health crisis,” creates[ing] Office of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion” and “Codif”[ying] Working Group on Health Equality”, among others.
a tweet From the official account from June 2020, while riots were still raging, it reads in part, “Black lives matter. Until this becomes true in all sectors of society, we will continue to struggle for knowledge of justice and knowledge of peace!” tweet From April 5, 2021, he claims, “Racism and injustice have been embedded in almost all aspects of our society since the founding of this country.”
Underwood’s belief that racism is “rooted in nearly all aspects of our society” is a mainstay of DEI’s ideology. People like Abercrombie, Winstanley, Wing, and Underwood apply this ideology at the federal level. Ironically, they occupy the leadership heights of a nation they believe is corrupt to its core.