Government watchdog Judicial Watch has released video footage of a sensitivity training produced by the United States Department of Agriculture, a training mandatory for USDA employees. The footage reveals the instructor telling class attendees he doesn't like the word "minorities" but instead prefers "emerging majorities." He also tells the class pilgrims were illegal aliens and that the "insiders" of America get nervous about the "outsiders."
"Say the pilgrims never gave their passport to the Indians," he said to the class while creepily asking for reinforcement of his points through chanting of "bam." "I want you to say the pilgrims were illegal aliens."
First off, why are taxpayers paying for sensitivity training at all and second, why is the USDA diving into diversity education?
Meanwhile, the USDA is offering Hispanics and females who felt they were discrimminated against between 1981 and 2000 a $1.3 billion payday.
The Department of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is featured in a radio ad urging Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who believe USDA discriminated against them to file claims for a piece of $1.33 billion in cash awards and tax relief payments and up to $160 million in farm debt relief set aside as Obama's part of “a new era of civil rights.”
On top of paying for fancy diversity sensitivity training courses and billions in discrimmination payments, taxpayers are also on the hook for the USDA's partnership with Mexico to get more people on food stamps.
The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or Food Stamps.
USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.
Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.