USDA Diversity Workshop Instructed Attendees to Chant ‘Our Forefathers Were Illegal Immigrants’
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) paid Chicago consultants over $200,000 in taxpayer money to put on diversity training workshops that included activities in which employees were instructed to chant “our forefathers were illegal immigrants.”
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch alleged in documents released this week that these programs only served to promote and enforce left-wing political agendas.
A USDA department official said the statements were not reflective of USDA policy, and the consultants merely had “participants repeat provocative and potentially offensive phrases as part of an exercise to examine stereotypes.”
According to Judicial Watch, the USDA has given at least $200,000 to the company Souder, Betances & Associates over the last two years for similar diversity training programs and workshops.
According to Judicial Watch, a tipster told the organization that speakers led USDA employees in chants such as “our forefathers were illegal immigrants” while encouraging participants to pound on the table.