USDA taxpayer funded cultural “sensitivity training”

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Last May it was revealed that the USDA spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on cultural sensitivity training. Now video of the shameful event has been released and you can hear government employees basically being taught to be racist, repeating bizarre claims such as the Pilgrims being illegal immigrants. Glenn calls it one of the worst videos he’s ever seen and says we should call Congress to get them to halt funding ASAP. Share this story, get it viral and hopefully put an end to this total misuse of taxpayer funds.

TheBlaze reported:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is coming under fire for hosting a “compulsory”*  ”Cultural Sensitivity Training” program that required some intriguing participation of those in attendance. In addition to being implored to bang on tables, everyone in the room was instructed to chant, in unison, “The pilgrims were illegal aliens.”

But that’s not the full extent of the curious elements surrounding the session, as the lead trainer also joked that he doesn’t like the word “minorities” and that he prefers to replace it with “emerging majorities.”

After nine months of waiting for the government to release the video content, clips of the three-hour session were published this week by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. It was on May 18, 2012, that the organization first made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to secure the footage.

In the videos, sensitivity trainer Samuel Betances is shown encouraging the audiences to repeat phrases like “The pilgrims were illegal aliens” and “America was founded by outsiders who are today’s insiders”. He appears to endorse illegal immigration and notes that the pilgrims were never asked to give their passports to the Native Americans.

TheBlaze noted that Betances and his firm were paid $200,000 in 2011 and 2012 for their participation at the sensitivity training by the USDA.

Watch the video from one of the more controversial portions of the meeting below:

“I get up and I walk out,” Glenn said after listening to the audio. “You know why these people don’t? Because their jobs depend on it. You know why these people don’t get up? Their jobs depend on it and they’re like, ‘You know what? It’s just not worth it. I’m just going to say the damn thing.’ I’m telling you you are slipping into dangerous territory. If your unions are doing this or your government is doing this, you get up and walk out. You get up and walk out. And if the media won’t show it, then you got a bigger ass problem. You walk out and you come to my studio. You might lose your job. You know, we all have to decide: What is worth it? In the end of the day, what will we be remembered for? Who were we as individuals? Who are we? What do we stand for? What do you really believe? What are you willing to do for stupid money? I’ve been broke, man, and I know how hard it is. But in the end of it, the only thing you have is your word. That’s the only thing you have is your word. And when you lose your honor and you lose your word, you know that’s the most valuable thing and you spend the rest of your life trying to get it back. What are you willing to say? Listen to what these people are willing to say for money.”

“I cannot think of anything I’ve ever heard from the federal government that is more outrageous than this, and I’ve heard a lot.”

“This is an outrage. This is an outrage. This should get to every congressman. This, until they pull all of this and make sure that they rout it out and make sure that it’s not in any other department, any other cabinet position, this should have the funding pulled from the USDA. The funding should be pulled. Every congressman should get a copy of this,” Glenn said.

Watch the full video from the session below:

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Oh look programing camps.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    I would have walked out of the room screaming screw you and keep your worthless job and shove it. This is brain washing. There is much bull crap that I put up with in jobs I had but this goes too far. Paid for by us. This is nuts and propaganda and they know it. This is also so racist to every other race. What the hell.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    I want my money back Obama. 

  • Draxx

    If I said any of those things on the streets, I would have people wanting to kick my butt for being a racist…

    Why should the Gov’t get away with Promoting Racism, when we cannot (and Will Not even try)?  Oh, that’s right Eric Holder is deciding who is a racist and who is not (even if they are saying the same thing)!

  • Draxx

    The USDA, FDA, FCC, SEC are not the same bureaus that they used to be (not so long ago)…

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Mr USDA (Unnecessary, Senseless, Drivel, Asinine) the Pilgrims (Anglo-Saxons)  were directed here by none other than God himself. The Indians were allowed to live in this land, that is, until, God was ready to place his people Israel here in what is known as The United States of America….Yes….America is one of the lost ten tribes of ancient Israel. Our ancestors, by forgetting God and going after false gods, had been thrust into slavery and captivity by him – the one and only God. For many many years….so many years in fact, that our people forgot who we were, but God didn’t forget. This land was preoccupied by savage godless heathen people. What was it to God if Americas Indians had lived here before he brought this former slave people – his people – to a land promised to Abraham – Isaac and Jacob several thousands of years ago. Now today, believe it or not, God is once again about ready to place the white man back into slavery and captivity – and why – because as in our past, we have forgotten the God of Abraham and Jacob who lavished these unparallelled blessings on us in the first place.

    Better think twice Mr USDA, even though you do not have a clue as to what you are talking about pertaining to white America…When America falls, you’re going down with it.    

  • Anonymous

    USDA is not the only government organization to hire this guy.  The US Navy has paid him as well, at least as far back as 2010.  They hired him to speak to newly selected Admirals.  The Chief of Naval Operations at the time and Vice Chief of Naval Operations were present at parts of the training and knew full well of the entire training curriculum and most likely personally approved it. 

  • Anonymous

    Okay. I get Glenn and other people are outrage. But for the life of me, would someone explain to me what was so outrageous? Because Glenn didn’t bother to say. Please. Someone be specific as to what is so offensive about a program that, among other things, encourages their participants to say truths: all the pilgrim stuff is true, I mean, what’s the problem with saying what happened in the past?

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahahahahaha. Your first three sentences are so full of presuppositions and unproved claims that, to be written with such conviction of their truth, you actually prove that you are freaking joking!! Because you are joking, right? The pilgrims sent to the USA (before it ever was) by none other than God to tell the indigenous people (the one who hold true rights over the land) “thanks for keeping the land for us, we’ll take it from here, you know, as God intended.” Hahahahahahahahahaha, it’s like straight out of a joke about how idiotic right-wingers are.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.pollard.395 Eddie Pollard

    this guy and this type of training is going on in many government agencies.  it was even conducted for some members of the nc national guard at the state headquarters a few years ago.  most of the people in the class i attended did not agree with it.  it was a one sided conversation.  need i say more?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.pollard.395 Eddie Pollard

    you are correct about the brain washing but if your job and career was on the line would you really walk out in protest?  

  • landofaahs

    First of all we don’t know if other peoples were here when the so called “Native American’s” arrived.  I mean really, how do we know?
    Second, the Indians(yep, that’s what I still call them) were so tribal that they were mostly at war with each other killing one another and taking territory from each other.
    Third, as you pointed out Glenn, there was no civil govt with laws to obey concerning immigration except that in many tribes, invasion of the  territory to hunt game etc. would be an act of war and possible death.
    Fourth, we did the Indians a favor coming here and bringing civilization to the America’s.  Don’t tell me there are a bunch of Native Americans would like to go back to the days when they had none of the white man’s knowledge and inventions.  Spearheads and arrows made of flint rock meant a hard life.  And please don’t tell me how well the women(squaws) were treated, history is rife with examples of cruelty and selling them into slavery.
    Frankly the Native Americans and the African Americans of today ought to be tha king the white man.  If it were not for slavery, all the blacks born today would be on the edge of sarvation in Africa.  Don’t believe it?  How many blacks do you see repatriating back to Africa? Not very many.  I know that will tick off a bunch of people and I don’t care.  Just tell me where I’m wrong and please be SPECIFIC.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I’m surprised a guy as smart as you hasn’t figured out that it is perfectly ok for the federal government to be racist to white people.  Don’t you remember when Robert Reich testified that we had to make sure the jobs from the bailout didn’t go to the white male construction workers?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWZ5KQm12Lk

  • Anonymous

    “Second, the Indians were so tribal that they were mostly at war with each other killing one another and taking territory from each other.” Right and I guess Europeans never fought wars against each other taking territory and killing each other, oh nooo war is just a “tribal primitive indian” invention right? Secondly I know alot of idiots believe all of Africa is starving because that is pretty much all they show on tv and you just believe like the simple minded person you are that all of Africa is like that. Truth is only East Africa in countries like Somilia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and some parts of Kenya is experiencing a famine, not because they can’t feed themselves people have been living there for thousands of years, but beacause the region is experiencing a severe drought. Some places havent had any rainfall in years, even the animals are dying. As for the rest of Africa people are not starving. Nigeria actually have an obesity problem. And third why would African Americans go back to Africa where they don’t know the language and are not familiar with the cutlure after centuries of living in America. America is our home now just like everyone else that is here. Now fourth why don’t you go and take your ignorance and hate somewhere else or better yet do us all a favor and jump off a cliff!!!

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Yes I would I was raised to be a man of principles and would not stand there and have them bash my country that I love so much.

  • landofaahs

    First of all, I never said that White European’s did not engage in war. In fact you make my point that every society engages in it and the Indians have not complaint that they played the same game and lost. Got it?
    As far as Africa is concerned, if America was not in some manner keeping the peace, do you really think these areas would not break out into all out war? And what made these people in Nigeria rich enough to be obese? Was it capitalism and all of the ag equipment, well pumps, internal combustion engine, etc. and all that capitalism brings, that brought prosperity? Without those evil things of the White man, would they be living like they were 150 years ago?
    Put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    When are people going to stand up against this utter BS?   This is racism and hate speech – sponsored all by your government, at taxpayer expense.  Wake up people.  Stand up against these commie tactics and brainwashing.  Whoever was responsible for “hosting” this event should be fired immediately and anyone else who aided and abetted it should meet a similar fate.  Just disgusting.

  • Matt Driscoll

    Haha. How is this racist? Please explain this to me because I am confused. While I don’t agree in how this was conducted (large groups chanting freaks me out i.e. the Pledge of Alligance) I don’t understand how this was racist. Please refrain form questioning my intelligence. I am obviously not as smartt as you Beck-drones.

  • Matt Driscoll

    Oh Jesus I hope this guy is joking. So now Anglo-Saxons are Gods chosen people? I thought it was the Jews. This is some really bat-shit crazy stuff here. People like this give all Conservatives and Christians a terrible name. The fact that this person actually believes this and two people actually like this is extremely troubling.

  • Anonymous

    The real joke is on you…its your ignorance of reality – now that’s funny. Ha Ha Ha

  • Anonymous

    Well you started your comment in the right frame of mind…I believe you were directing your thoughts to Jesus, then, soon afterward, it all went down hill fast. Relax there Mr Driscoll, soon, God himself will be introduced to mankind and he personally, will explain where you error in judgement and you will come to know just how little you understand the mysterious truth’s that God has hidden from men having a base mind.

    What is truly troubling here is that the majority of the American people actually think like you and that is why God is about ready to punish the nations. What I have put forth here is easily found throughout the bible. All one has to do is look.

  • Matt Driscoll

    I think the Westboro Baptist Church is missing a member.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Quote “thank a black man” what about all other races that build this country. It is racist and you know or your racist yourself.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Yah you might want to get back to them Matt before your missed. 

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    I am part Native American and I didn’t find anything you said to be dishonest or offensive people need to learn to chill out.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Liberals see that only white people can be racist even tho that is not true and they hold themselves to lower standards than the hold us to. It is hypocrisy and they know it they just don’t care.

  • landofaahs

    Thank You. I will not disclose my ancestry though, so as not to let liberals have any info to puke on. Hoka Hey.;)

  • Matt Driscoll

    Holy shit this has to be the most offensive, bigoted, egocentric thing I have ever read. “We did the Indians a favor??” Are you serious? So smallpox, slaughter, rape, rampant disease, the almost extinction of a species, removal of entire tribes, new accomodations in unhabitable areas, and centuries of racism are a favor to the Native Indians? Dude I understand you have opinions but you have a seriously skewed opinion.

  • Ros Grey

    video 1 is now unavailable due to copyright claims….if you look up who claimed the copyright, you can find out the company that gave this disgusting racist propaganda talk and e-mail them with your opinion of their filthy lucre….

    Better yet, to make it easier, here is their website:  http://betances.com/

    and their e-mail link:  http://betances.com/contact_form.cfm

    V4T

  • Anonymous

    Nigerians are obese because of their traditional diet that is high in calories, sodium, and fat (kinda like southern cooking it taste good but it’s very unhealthy) not because of capitalism, America, or the white man. “if America was not in some manner keeping the peace, do you really think these areas would not break out into all out war?” This has to be a joke, America is the only thing stopping African nations from breaking out in war? Thats laughable, truth is America has little to absolutely no influence in Africa. I forgot to mention that you also said that blacks should be thanking whites for slavery. Do you realize how absurd that sounds, families were torn apart, Men, Women, and Children were beaten within an inch of their lives, and women and girls were raped so often that today the average African American is 22% European. After all this you still say slavery was the best thing to ever happen to blacks that we should be thanking you? (and i know you are white by your statements) If that is your reasoning then I guess the Jews should be thanking the Nazis also because arguably if it wasn’t for the holocaust there would be no Israel.

    “I would rather be free and starving than a slave and well fed”
    -Frederick Douglass  

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    I know what you your saying.

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing new. In 2002 as a member of the Delaware Air National Guard, I and many others were forced by upper management to attend “diversity training”  given by this individual (Betances). For six hours we endured the most hateful racially biased anti white speech proclaiming over and over “thank you white males but your time is over” until I thought I would vomit. As military members we were compelled to stay although walking out was formost in my mind. As the day progressed every so often the “thank you white males but your time is over” would surface again and again. I have often thought since then that this event led more to disparity and disintegration of race relations than anything I have ever attended. I am sorry that this individual (Betances) is still at large and doing ultimate harm. May God bless America.

  • landofaahs

    The Indians today are probably glad if they are honest. Now I admit the Indians of the day were not appreciative of it but just as liberals do things that hurt others for their own good, I would assume you would understand. I mean population control does not sound good at first but years later it will be seen as a blessing right? I hope you see the sarcasm.
    You ask those Nativew Americans if they want to go back to the way it was BEFORE the white man came here. Flint fishing hooks and no horses.
    Now since you view the pox on only the White mans house, I would assume you would be against immigration from other countries now, since they are bringing diseases over here. Or is it only bad when white men do it. You use the racism card for everything but like most all liberals when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But tell me how the survey of native americans goes, if you would care to bother you little racist white man hater.

  • landofaahs

    Nigeria is prospering due mainly to light sweet crude oil. They would not have the wealth from that if it were not for the invention of the white man to utilize it. But just wait until the Mali troubles spread into Nigeria soon.
    Once again, I am talking of the African Americans living TODAY., Do you think they are glad toive here or wish they lived in Africa? If it were not for slavery, what would the blacks life be like today over in Africa.
    As far as the Jews, their 400 years of slavery in Egypt allowed them to learn the necessary building skills, warfare etc. to enable them to grow in in numbers and eventually set up their own country Israel given to them by GOD. The Jews taken into captivity in Babylon also had benefits to those of later generations that served them well in finance and business. The ones who suffered privations were the ones who sacrificed for the future just as today people work their whole lives to build a future for their children and sadly the govt thinks they can steal it just as you say the white man stole the Indians land. There is no difference is there.
    Do you think that the Jews would have been able to gather enough support to establish the state of Israel without the horrors of the holocaust? Be honest. They would still be without a country. Are you starting to see the logic in my statements?