Commissar Biden on Tuesday said he’s abolishing former President Donald Trump’s “offensive” 1776 Commission on “patriotic education” and loosening rules on racial sensitivity training imposed by Trump.
The 1776 Commission released a “final report” this month after it was formed ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Trump’s ban on critical race theory, also established last year, forbade federal application of the ideology to train federal workers on “white privilege.”
“I’m rescinding the previous administration’s harmful ban on diversity and sensitivity training and abolish[ing] the offensive, counterfactual 1776 Commission. Unity and healing must begin with understanding and truth. Not ignorance and lies,” Biden said at the White House.
Biden signed four executive orders at the event, each apparently unrelated to the commission or racial trainings, which Trump created by executive order.
Documents signed Tuesday by Biden ordered the Department of Housing and Urban Development to address racism in federal housing policies, the Justice Department to end use of private prisons, the feds to strengthen relationships with American Indian tribes and the government to oppose anti-Asian American discrimination.
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1776 Commission Director: Abolishing the Commission Won’t ‘Get Rid of These Principles’
Dr. Matthew Spalding, a professor of constitutional government and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College was interviewed by The Epoch Times’ program American Thought Leaders. He was the executive director of the 1776 Commission, created by executive order by former President Donald Trump.
The host of the program, Jan Jekielek, asked him some key questions highly relevant to the current intense political zeitgeist, allowing Spalding to cast lucidity on the partially forgotten, at least for the younger generations, ideals of 1776.