Biden’s New State Department ‘Diversity’ Chief: America Is a ‘Failed Historical Model’

Democrat President Joe Biden’s new State Department “diversity” chief has blasted the United States as a “failed historical model” and accused the American people of perpetuating “deeply rooted patriarchy and colonialism and racism and otherism.”

Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced last week the appointment of Zakiya Carr Johnson as the new chief “diversity and inclusion officer.”

Without wasting any time, Carr Johnson has already demanded the destruction of tradition “at every juncture” on the altar of antiracism.

Blinken touted Carr Johnson for bringing “expertise and a fresh perspective on how we build a workforce that reflects America.”

Carr Johnson previously served as then-President Barack Obama’s senior advisor

Under Obama, she also served as the director of the first “Race, Ethnicity, and Social Inclusion Unit” at the State Department.

Blinken also noted her experience since leaving Obama’s State Department.

“Her previous work promoting entrepreneurship and access to opportunity for underrepresented populations, as well as her commitment to inclusive leadership, make us stronger, smarter, and more innovative,” he said.

Carr Johnson’s experience consists of owning two relatively obscure companies.

She runs Odara Solutions, a DEI consulting firm, and Black Women Disrupt, an initiative in which Carr Johnson interviewed black women involved in creative spaces around the world.

The company’s YouTube channel had 125 subscribers.

Carr Johnson says she embraces a “feminist” leadership style, but one that “counter[s] white-centered feminism trends and narratives.”

During a feminist webinar in August 2020,  she said:

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“Because we live and work within systems… so deeply rooted in patriarchy and colonialism and racism and otherism, we tend to be very resistant to shifts and changes.

“It’s very uncomfortable for many colleagues…

“A culture of misogyny has allowed men to act without consequence and it becomes part of what we believe is normal, right?

“In order to make any change, we’ve literally got to be about the work of dismantling that traditional structure at every juncture.”

Carr Johnson had previously said, as part of the group Fair Share of Women Leaders, that she believes that America is a “failed historical model” with a “colonizing past,” in a since-deleted article from October 2019.

“[There] are chinks in the armor of traditional leadership that refuse to reconcile with a colonizing past, or recognize that time has run out for experimentation and tweaking of a failed historic model,” Carr Johnson wrote.

“We understand that a cultural shift is on the horizon and in order to save us all, we must be prepared to change.

“Feminist leadership requires… challenge[ing] the structures we believe hold power…

“I am determined to contribute to this effort.

“This commitment is not merely about representation in seats and slots, but… how we leverage that space to make lasting change,” she added.

“We cannot have equity without dismantling structural racism, patriarchy, and heterosexism….

“It will start with movements… that compel us to ask… uncomfortable questions.

“What does inclusion mean for example, if white supremacy remains intact?”

“Therefore, it is my belief that despite the tension and discomfort that may come from questioning the way things have always been, we must critically explore privilege, power, and process to chart new ways forward,” she continued.

Carr Johnson co-authored a Fair Share toolkit guide entitled “Feminist Leaders for Feminist Goals.”

According to the guide, redistributing power requires “feminist leadership” to redress “a culture of male and/ or white dominance.”

“Feminist leadership must change power structures. In order to achieve transformative change, we must analyze and question existing power structures and how they affect decision-making,” the guide said.

“How can we redefine, value, use, share and distribute power differently?”

The guide also raised a topic related to critical race theory (CRT) called “intersectionality.”

“Feminist leadership must be intersectional,” the guide stated.

“Understanding and addressing intersecting identities, needs and resulting inequalities both within our own structures and in our work is the basis of ensuring representation, inclusion, and diversity.

“How can we dismantle structural inequalities and what are potential ways forward to address them?”

In March 2018, Carr Johnson herself championed the critical race theory ideology.

“I learned… to demand intersectionality in all spaces,” she said in a video posted to her Facebook page.

In another Facebook post, Carr Johnson’s Odara Solutions complained that female-directed diversity initiatives allow too many white women to advance, purportedly “at the expense of women of color.”

This idea was reiterated in a June 2020 letter Carr Johnson signed with Fair Share which outlined a series of antiracist commitments.

“We strongly believe that feminist leadership must be anti-racist in order to transform our societies.

“Today we call for… long-term transformation,” it said.

“We will do our part to uplift and amplify feminist leaders of colour, counter white-centered feminism trends and narratives, and share black and brown feminists’ wisdom and recommendations.”

Carr Johnson also made a 2021 appearance to promote her “Black Women Disrupters” project on Marc Lamont Hill’s show.

Hill was fired in 2018 for using a chant associated with calling for the elimination of Israel “from the river to the sea.”

In November, the now-Al Jazeera host complained about the media “framing” Hamas as a terrorist organization.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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