Senator Tom Cotton Demands to Know Whether Taxpayer Money Was Used for Defense Contractor’s Alleged White Privilege Training

by Marlo Safi

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton demanded answers Wednesday from a defense contractor after a report alleged that a three-day training program was hosted for white male executives.

Cotton addressed CEO Lockheed Martin CEO, Jim Taiclet, in the letter and asked him to verify various details about the reported program. Journalist Christopher Rufo reported a week earlier that the defense contractor had allegedly hosted “White Men As Full Diversity Partners,” a diversity-consulting firm that directed 13 of the company’s senior employees to deconstruct their “white male privilege.”

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