Bloomberg Law
Oct. 22, 2020, 8:48 PM

‘White Fragility’ Training Banned by Trump Order, Official Says

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

A U.S. Labor Department official said “white privilege” or “white fragility” training for employees of federal contractors is outlawed by a Trump executive order that’s already triggered the filing of more than 100 complaints to the agency over allegedly unlawful diversity training.

“That is not appropriate in a work environment,” Craig Leen, the director of the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, said Thursday. The agency, which enforces non-discrimination laws for companies that do business with the federal government, has been tasked with policing President Donald Trump’s Sept. 22 order eliminating workplace training that involves “stereotyping or scapegoating” based ...

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