Fire Department’s Marxist DEI Training Halted after White Firefighters Told They Cause ‘Racial Harm’

A county in Washington State has been forced to halt its Marxist “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) training program after white firefighters and medics were told that they are causing “racial harm” because of their race.

The DEI program was suspended on Tuesday following a widespread backlash from employees, according to a report.

“Critics, including several King County firefighters, challenged the training’s political undertones and its potential infringement on personal beliefs, particularly regarding gender identity,” radio host Jason Rantz revealed in a report.

“The training’s failure could jeopardize participants’ EMT certifications, demanding acknowledgment of endless genders and an inherent racial bias among White staff.”

The report detailed instructions in the DEI training for white firefighters and medics to check their racist tendencies.

“The training, titled ‘Stronger Together: An introduction to anti-racism and gender inclusion,’ aimed to instill empathy, awareness, and dignity in patient care, yet its execution ignited pushback,” Rantz reported.

“It suggested white staff members inherently harbored ‘racist or sexist views’ and had caused ‘racial harm at some point.’

“They were even told that they ‘cannot be not racist‘.”

A video of the training described the practice of “anti-racism” as popularized by Marxism activist and critical race theory (CRT) advocate Ibram X. Kendi.

“Anti-racism describes ideas and policies that produce and sustain racism racial equity among racial groups,” a speaker, identified as Kendi but voiced by Se’von, tells trainees.

“Anti-racism is a powerful collection of policies that leads to racial equity, and is substantiated by anti-racist ideas.”

The speaker told listeners that a critical anti-racist practice was “holding yourself and your community accountable when you notice racism.”


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“It is important for white people to understand the distinction between being publicly shamed for a racist act vs. feeling internalized shame while being held accountable for racism,” one slide tells staff, according to Rantz.

The training, which included tests and quizzes, caused an uproar among employees.

In an email shared with “The Jason Rantz Show,” Renton Fire Chief Steve Heitman wrote:

“Following feedback from numerous members expressing concerns about the test, and after consultations with several fire chiefs who echoed these concerns from their respective teams, we collectively decided to suspend this training through the SKCFTC (South King County Fire Training Consortium).”

Heitman said that while he “wholeheartedly” supports DEI training, he was still concerned that some staff members would feel forced to say something that does not accord with their own views.

“What troubles me are certain test questions that might compel members to compromise their personal beliefs or values in order to pass, a requisite for EMT recertification,” Heitman said.

“This potential conflict may place members in the difficult positions of choosing between their deeply held convictions and their professional roles as firefighters/EMTs.”

According to the report, Heitman and other chiefs sent an email a few days later describing a meeting that they had about the DEI training.

Heitman said that “there was unanimous support from the Chiefs for training aimed at diversity and inclusion and its importance to what we do.”

The training was not meant to be “divisive” but “may need some retooling to be more inclusive,” he added.

A King County firefighter who spoke with “The Jason Rantz Show” said the training was just one recent example of the county inflicting politicized training on local employees.

“King County has been doing this ‘anti-racist’ crap long before Ibram X Kendi came around,” the firefighter, speaking anonymously, said.

“We’ve never had issues or problems providing care to people of different backgrounds in emergency scenarios, if you call 911 everyone gets the same care based on the given reason they called,” he said.

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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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