A Biden administration official was exposed for making countless social media posts that many believe to be “racist.”
Fox News reports that the official, Kelisa Wing, the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), is now being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
Wing has worked at the DOD for 16 years, and in December of 2021, she was promoted to the position.
Questions have been raised about Wing in light of recently discovered social media posts that she published in the past.
One example of a questionable post that garnered extra attention is from July 2020.
Here’s the message that Wing, at the time, posted to Twitter:
I’m so exhausted at these white folx in these PD sessions this lady actually had the CAUdacity to say that black people can be racist too . . . . I had to stop the session and give Karen the BUSINESS . . . we are not the majority, we don’t have power. (A thread) why ask for assistance.”
On another occasion, a social media user wrote, “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?” to which Wing replied, “If another Karen tells me about her feelings . . . I might lose it . . .”
Fox provides numerous other examples.
A spokesperson for the DOD says that this whole situation is under review.
Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman said:
We are aware of news reports concerning an official at DoDEA. The office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness is reviewing this matter. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts in… [DODEA] are an important part of building and sustaining an organizational culture where all students, educators, and staff are valued and respected. Our focus remains on ensuring military-connected students, their families, and our employees have equitable access to opportunities and resources that support student achievement and readiness for college and careers.
What exactly is meant by “reviewing this matter” is anybody’s guess.
Surely, the DOD knew about most of this when it hired Wing. The real problem here for the DOD is that it appears to have been caught hiring such an individual. The question is “why?”