FIRST ON FOX: Nearly one-third of all Defense Department faculty libraries elevate copies of the debatable “racial justice” kids’s books that have been authored or contributed to through the self-described “woke” variety leader of the Pentagon’s training wing, in line with a brand new audit from govt watchdog OpenTheBooks.com.
Kelisa Wing has labored as a major of fairness, variety and inclusion on the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) since December 2021, the place she is fascinated about influencing curriculum and hiring at 160 army faculties within the Americas and different parts of the sector. She confronted scrutiny closing fall after OpenTheBooks.com auditors regarded in the course of the e book catalogs of all DOD faculty libraries and came upon that 11 faculties jointly carried 45 copies of kids’s books related to Wing.
Those numbers, in line with the watchdog crew’s January audit that was once shared first with Fox News Digital, have risen 1,200%. A complete of 49 faculties elevate a blended 606 copies of works that have been authored or contributed to through Wing.
As up to now reported through Fox News Digital in November, Wing co-wrote “racial justice” kids’s books that mentioned White other folks should confess their privilege and have been de facto hurting Black other folks through being benefactors of unearned benefits.
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Some of the books famous attached to Wing come with “What is White Privilege,” “What is Anti-Racism” and “What Does it Mean to Defund the Police.”
In lots of the works, an creator’s identify seems “with” Wing’s, however Wing has denied writing the books. “I want to go on record that I’m not the author of those books,” Wing mentioned in an Air Force Times interview, describing her position as a “content adviser.”
Speaking to Fox News Digital about the newest audit, Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO and founding father of OpentheBooks.com, mentioned the “Department of Defense has strict rules in regard to conflict of interest policies.”
“The central question here is whether civilian leadership is subject to the same set of rules regarding those conflicts as military men and women, the rank and file members of the service. If they’re not, this raises troubling questions regarding military readiness,” Andrzejewski added. “The second reason this report is so important is because this is a new position in the Pentagon’s K-through-12 schools, the diversity, equity and inclusion chief, and it touches all aspects of education for 67,000 students, all of our military men and women, our service members. It touches the hiring decisions. It touches professional development and curriculum.”
Andrzejewski mentioned the watchdog’s findings published that Wing’s books within the libraries throughout the Pentagon’s Ok via 12 faculties “promote discredited public policy like defunding the police,” in addition to “Marxist frames, critical race theory frames and radical ideologies.”
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Wing has confronted force from Republican lawmakers who’re pissed off with the debatable titles accompanied through Wing’s identify being in DOD faculty libraries, in addition to the Biden management’s loss of reaction at the factor.
In a letter to Secretary Lloyd Austin closing November, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and Rep. C. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., wrote, “The mission of DoDEA is to provide high quality education to the children of America’s men and women in uniform, not indoctrinate those children with the radical ideologies of those who seek to divide us by race or ethnicity, nor to promote sexually explicit material for child audiences.”
“Far Left Radical Kelisa Wing is under investigation for her racist and divisive statements, but Biden’s Department of Defense is allowing her to continue to infiltrate the classrooms and minds of our servicemembers’ children,” Stefanik mentioned in a Thursday observation to Fox. “Even though Biden’s Department of Defense has already admitted this is a problem, they have allowed the number of the radical books Wing authored to increase in DoDEA schools during their investigation. Our servicemembers deserve transparency for what their children are learning, not more stonewalling from the Biden Administration.”
“It is past time for the Department of Defense to release the findings of Kelisa Wing’s divisive and radical ideology she is imposing in our DoDEA schools,” she added. “These radical teachings are one of the reasons I introduced my Servicemember Parents Bill of Rights, which I will continue to advance to support military families and hold the Biden Administration accountable to prioritizing the strength our national defense rather than forcing their woke ideologies on our nation’s military.”
Andrzejewski mentioned he and his workforce have reached out to the Pentagon in two techniques for “request for comment and also to produce documents subject to the powerful Federal Freedom of Information Act by filing FOIAs.”
“In terms of the comments, the Department of Defense early on responded that she was under investigation. They’ve since gone silent and not responded to whether or not she actually violated policy, including conflict of interest,” he mentioned. “She could have very well had pre-cleared all of this with the department and gotten approval, but the department refuses to respond on the record. We encourage Congress not only to write oversight letters and ask for clarification, but if the department won’t respond, use the power of the congressional subpoena to get answers.”
Wing first got here underneath hearth in September 2022 for a number of disparaging tweets she made about White other folks up to now, which ended in an investigation being introduced on Sept. 19 about her behavior through the Pentagon.
Wing wrote in a chain of tweets in June 2020 that experience since been taken down: “I’m exhausted with these white folx in the [professional development] sessions.”
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“[T]his lady actually had the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too… I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS… [W]e are not the majority, we don’t have power,” she persevered.
“Caudacity” is a slang time period this is used to explain audacity demonstrated through White other folks.
On some other instance, Wing spoke back to a person who mentioned, “I am exhausted by 99% of the white men in education and 95% of the white women. Where can I get a break from white nonsense for a while?”
Wing spoke back, “If another Karen tells me about her feelings… I might lose it…”
At the time of her tweets, Wing’s account was once set to public, nevertheless it was once later modified to personal.
Wing has defended herself towards claims from lawmakers that she made the “racially disparaging” statements, pronouncing in an interview with the Military Times that after she made the statements, she was once no longer talking on behalf of the DoDEA, however as an alternative as an educator and personal citizen.
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“No, I did not make disparaging comments against White people,” she mentioned. “I would never categorize an entire group of people to disparage them. I’m speaking now as a private individual, about my private free speech from July of 2022.”
Fox News Digital reported in 2022 that on two events Wing promoted the anti-police e book “Between the World and Me” through Ta-Nehisi Coates whilst representing herself as an worker of the Pentagon’s training wing.
Coates wrote in “Between the World and Me” about 9/11 responders, “They were not human to me. Black, white, or whatever, they were menaces of nature; they were the fire, the comet, the storm, which could — with no justification — shatter my body.”
The Pentagon declined to remark in this tale.
Fox News’ Patrick Hauf, Greg Wehner, and Hannah Grossman contributed to this newsletter.