The Pentagon announced it has launched a probe into one of its “diversity” officers over the weekend, after her series of scathing posts disparaging white people on her social media resurfaced. The Mail has the story.
The tweets by Kelisa Wing, an Army veteran and the current chief “diversity, equity and inclusion'” officer at the Department of Defense’s Education Activity office, were first reported last week, and have since come under federal scrutiny.
Fox News resurfaced the old posts, which use well-worn slang terms to mock white people include ‘Karen’ and ‘CAUdacity’ – a play on the word Caucasian – and were reportedly set to private after the outlet reached out for comment.
The account, along with the longtime DOD staffer’s LinkedIn profile, has since been deleted, now that the federal official’s tweets, posted over the course of several years, have become a subject of national concern.
Perhaps most troubling, though, is the fact that Wing, who was promoted to head of the Education office during the pandemic, oversees the education of Pentagon staffers’ children – including those of active duty service members.
“I’m exhausted with these white folx in these [professional development] sessions,” Wing wrote on July 23rd 2020, disparaging an unnamed woman at a federal meeting.
“[T]his lady actually had the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too,” the post continues. “I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS.”
Wing, who is African-American, then adds, “We are not the majority, we don’t have power.”
Wing has worked at the DoD for 16 years and was promoted to DEI chief in December 2021. Her office oversees schooling for children of Pentagon employees as well as those deployed overseas in the military.
The slew of anti-white posts present in Wing’s social media seem to cut out around the time of her promotion, but the posts penned before she landed the role remained, and were reported by Fox News early last week.
A spokesperson at DoD has since revealed that the agency is now aware of the posts, and is now “reviewing” the matter.
“We are aware of news reports concerning an official at DoDEA,” Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman said in a statement Friday, confirming that the internal investigation was already underway.
Some of Wing’s tweets include:
- “[B]eing antiracist means being active against racism… you will NEVER arrive… stop centring this on whiteness.”
- Wing responded to a user who said, “I am exhausted by 99% of the white men in education and 95% of the white women. Where can I get a break from white nonsense for a while?” Wing responded, “If another Karen tells me about her feelings… I might lose it…”
Worth reading in full.