One aspect of Leftists changing culture is mandating employees of companies and even government departments to undergo some sort of “training” in order to further indoctrinate employees whom may not have been sufficiently indoctrinated at colleges. Often times, what they do is force employees to undergo “unconscious bias training” which is just “white people bad” training.
However, as with many other ideas the Left comes up with, there is no evidence that it works, and in some cases, it has utterly backfired. As a result of this, the British government, surprisingly enough (and I will share why this is surprising in a moment), will no longer require its civil servants to undergo this training, citing such lack of evidence.
On Tuesday, the BBC reported that Cabinet Officer minister Julia Lopez wrote a statement regarding this topic, saying that “unconscious bias training does not achieve its intended aims. It will therefore be phased out in the civil service.”
She added that they “encourage other public sector employers to do likewise.”
The BBC reported: “The government says it is ‘determined to eliminate discrimination in the workplace,’ but unconscious bias training is the wrong approach. The Government Equalities Office says there has been ‘no evidence’ that the training improved workplace equality. Among the researchers cited is psychologist Patrick Forscher, who examined more than 400 studies on unconscious bias. He said that few studies measured changes over time, and among ‘the most robust of those that did’, the findings suggested ‘changes in implicit bias don’t last’. Dr. Forscher said such training had too often been used by employers as a ‘catch all’, which failed to really tackle the specific barriers for different groups.”
Psychologist Dr. Stuart Ritchie also told the BBC that there was “nowhere near robust evidence” to suggest that this kind of training positively changed behavior, adding that it really was just used to “placate worries” instead of actually trying to reduce racial bias.
And that actually plays into why this is so surprising in the first place. When was the last time you heard of a government entity getting rid of a program because there wasn’t evidence that it worked? If the government had a habit of getting rid of things that didn’t work, there would be no Leftist policies in place in any country whatsoever.
I don’t doubt that there is no evidence that this “racial bias” training doesn’t work or that it even backfires. The very crux of it is that white people have systematically (not systemically) and unconsciously subjugated non-white people and hold implicit racial biases against them. They blame just about everything on capitalism, but most importantly, on white people.
They hold that the world sees the injustices that it sees because of white colonizers, slave traders and unconsciously biased tyrants in government who constantly, if unwittingly, put minorities down. They are utterly devoid of any knowledge of history and pretend as though white people have never been subject to slavery or persecution either (and often conveniently forget that Africans often enslaved fellow Africans and sold them to the white slave traders to send to the Americas), but that’s just the way they think.
As a result, that is bound to create anti-white sentiment, which I’m willing to bet is what they are talking about when they say that the training tends to backfire. Instead of leading to less discrimination for black people (and other minorities), it just creates more discrimination for white people.
Now, the woke don’t exactly care, and would consider such a result to be a good and just thing, to “get back at white people whom have perpetrated discrimination and hatred for centuries”, but for anyone with a brain, this obviously would present a problem. The outward objective of that “unconscious bias training” is supposedly to reduce discrimination, and that doesn’t happen by creating more of it directed towards white people.
But while that may be the case, it’s still odd and surprising to see the British government taking this kind of step.
Now, obviously, those who profit from these ridiculous training sessions are very much against this. Halima Begum, chief executive of a “race equality” think tank, told the BBC that the government “mustn’t backtrack on anti-racism training,” insisting that if the government was going to make changes, they should replace that training with something that would address “ingrained views” as well as “fair pay, progression and work practices.”
The obvious problem with that is that, at least according to Dr. Forscher, that very variety in subject matters is a big reason as to why the training is not effective (there are other reasons, of course, such as the fact that it’s very explicitly against white people and blames white people for everything, like I already mentioned). To quote the BBC again: “Dr. Forscher said such training had too often been used by employers as a ‘catch all,” meaning that the training is put together very sloppily with various talking points that address very dissimilar things.
The training doesn’t work because, among many other reasons, it encompasses too many varied things. Similar to the BLM website’s “About Us” page which used to include a whole bunch of far-Left, LGBT propaganda stuff, despite the fact that the vast majority of black people do not tend to support the LGBT agenda.
But again, despite all of that, it is extremely odd that the British government would get rid of this, particularly since it is a popular agenda item for Leftists and people in the fake news media. Which is why I can hardly trust that the British government will stick with this. No doubt, they will face pushback for this, to some degree or another, and such pushback could force the British government’s hand to undo this action. After all, Boris Johnson isn’t exactly someone who is known for having backbone in the face of pressure and pushback.
However, even in spite of that, I hope that logical thinking which has led to this canceling of that ridiculous training continues throughout various governments with regards to other areas. Keep in mind that the same government entity which dropped this training because of lack of evidence that it worked is also going into its THIRD nationwide lockdown over the Chinese coronavirus, despite the lack of evidence that lockdowns work (and despite the fact that if you think you need more than one lockdown, that should tell you how effective they even are).
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