Training documents used by the Department of Transportation have been revealed to be informing employees and staffers that non-white people, non-citizens, and women are "oppressed" in the United States, according to Fox News.


In "anti-racism" training documents obtained by Fox News through a Freedom of Information Act request, the material encourages employees to turn the government agency into an "anti-racist multicultural organization."


The training reportedly gives charts that track and place employees into different statuses as "agents" of "privileged groups" or "targets" within "oppressed groups."

"How do we measure success in diversity work?" one slideshow reportedly asks employees. "How do we measure success in equity work?"


"None of us asked for this. None of us are responsible for the past; but all of us are responsible for how we show up in the present and for our part in creating the future," the training slideshow reportedly states. "Even as we talk about racial equity, racism is playing out." The training also explains the concepts on "individual racism," "institutional racism" and "structural racism."

Charts and a continuum are reportedly provided alongside this, giving examples of oppressors and oppression including "non-citizens" oppressed by "citizens" via "nationalism," "cisgender men" as oppressors of "cisgender women," "Trans*" and "intersex" individuals via sexism, and "middle aged" people as oppressors of "youth and elders" via "ageism."

The training also states that simply choosing not to be racist is not enough, and that "Attempting to suppress or deny biased thoughts can actually increase bias action rather than eradicate it." The training reportedly took place on May 3, 2021, according to dates listed on the training documents.


The department is headed by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who had been on parental leave for around two months since the birth of his and husband Chasten's newborn son and daughter in August. He returned back to a supply chain crisis, though has said he came online for major agency decisions and matters that could not be delegated during the first four weeks of his leave.

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