ACCESS: 4 Star Army General Mark Milley makes an impactful statement about critical race theory.
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On the issue of critical race theory, et cetera, our have to get a lot smarter on whatever the theory is. But I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform to be open minded and be widely read. And the United States Military Academy is a university. And it is important that we train, and we understand… And I want to understand white rage. And I’m white. And I want to understand it. So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out. I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it. It’s important that we understand that. Because our soldiers, sailors, air men, Marines and guardians, they come from the American people. So it is important that the leaders, now and in the future, do understand it. I’ve read Mao Tse Tung, I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend? And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States Military, our General Officers, our non-commissioned officers, of being “woke”, or something else. Because we’re studying some theories that are out there. That was started in Harvard Law School years ago, and it proposed that there were laws in the United States. Antebellum laws, prior to the Civil War, that led to a power differential with African Americans that were three quarters of a human being when this country was formed. And we had the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation to change it. And we brought it up to the Civil Right Act of 1964, it took another 100 years to change that. So look, I do want to know. And I respect your service and you and I are both Green Berets. But I want to know. And it matters to our military and the discipline and cohesion of this military. And I thank you for the opportunity to make a comment.
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