Trump Outlaws Contractors' 'Divisive' Anti-Bias Trainings

Law360 (September 23, 2020, 9:03 PM EDT) -- U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order late Tuesday that prohibits federal contractors from conducting certain racial sensitivity trainings.

Trump announced the executive order in a late Tuesday tweet, saying he was broadening a federal government-wide bar on "divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies" to sweep in businesses that contract with the government.

"Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don't, there's nothing in it for you!" he tweeted.

The executive order builds on an earlier White House memorandum blasting federal agencies for holding "divisive, un-American" instructional sessions on systemic racism. In...

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