The Maui response has been a mismanaged — and some say criminal — disaster…
Maui looks like a hellscape, with many islanders vocally blasting the Biden Administration and FEMA for taking too long to do not enough. How bad was Biden’s response? One woman who lost everything told him to take his $700 and “get back on his f–king plane.”
The $700 dollars, of course, is a reference to the amount Biden promised to give to every resident affected by the wildfires (while billions of dollars flow to Ukraine, by the way).
So it seems FEMA fell flat on its face, failing to deliver on its primary purpose: disaster response. What exactly has FEMA been working on that may have distracted employees?
White supremacy training.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, “FEMA nonetheless is mandating a three-hour diversity training for employees that argues, among other things, that white supremacy is “ingrained in nearly every system and institution in the U.S.”
From The Free Beacon:
While it’s unclear how many of FEMA’s 20,000-plus employees were required to complete the training, internal emails reviewed by the Free Beacon indicate that the agency’s “resilience” division was advised of a requirement to complete one of three three-hour diversity training modules between Aug. 1 and Sept. 28. “FEMA Resilience” works to “help communities across the United States equitably adapt, survive, recover and thrive in the face of natural disasters” and boasts roughly 2,600 employees, according to someone familiar. The division is led by Biden administration appointee Victoria Salinas, the agency’s website says.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion trainings contend that the United States is “rooted in extreme, extraordinary violence” and demand participants acknowledge “that systemic racism and oppression exist,” according to screenshots of the training obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
“White supremacy is an ideology, a pattern of values and beliefs that are ingrained in nearly every system and institution in the U.S.,” the presentation says in a section titled, “Why Start With White Supremacy and Race?” In another section, titled, “The Uncomfortable Truth,” the presentation says the United States “was established and rooted in extreme, extraordinary violence.”
Excuse us for saying, but we’d expect more disaster response training from our disaster response agency —because white supremacy isn’t the reason 100+ Hawaiians are dead and a thousand are missing.