- Courses on ‘white privilege’ and unconscious bias are being offered to NHS people
- There is also a course on the history and principles of the Black Lives Matter movement.
- But there’s also a link to a conversation from a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter group
- The group’s co-founders have in the past described themselves as ‘trained Marxists’.
- Sources in Whitehall tell the Telegraph Course that all objectives of the BLM group ‘failed to mention’
Training on Black Lives Matter (BLM) is reportedly being offered to NHS England staff as part of a series of new diversity courses that have sparked fury from government insiders and taxpayers’ groups.
Training covering ‘white privilege’, ‘unconscious bias’ and ‘authentic aide’ has reportedly been placed on the NHS People website – an online learning portal for healthcare workers.
According to Wire, one of the in-house courses being offered is on the history, guiding principles and messages of Black Lives Matter.
Although the training is mainly about the broader BLM movement, according to the Telegraph the course contains a link to an interview with one of the founders of the controversial Black Lives Matter group.
One of the group’s founders, Patrice Cullers – who has since stepped down – previously described herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza as ‘trained Marxists’.
The group has also described one of its major objectives as ‘defiance of the police’.
The news has sparked anger among taxpayers’ groups, who have accused the NHS of ‘wasting money on wake-up reasons’.
Meanwhile, a government insider told the Telegraph that the course had ‘failed to mention’ all the objectives of the BLM group and added that NHS staff were being ‘motivated with a lethal dose of dodgy diversity’.
It comes just weeks after Health Secretary Sajid Javid told MPs he would be ‘attentive to any waste or wake-up call’ from the NHS.
Training on Black Lives Matter (pictured: A Black Lives Matter sign was held at a protest in London last year) is being offered to NHS England staff as part of a series of new diversity courses.
This comes just weeks after Health Secretary Sajid Javid (pictured) told MPs he would be ‘attentive to any waste or wake-up call’ from the NHS.
In the course, seen by The Telegraph, the BLM is reportedly Described as a ‘healing’ movement that works to ‘erase white supremacy’.
The curriculum reportedly describes the BLM as having a ‘major focus on highlighting and challenging blackness in its many manifestations’.
Meanwhile, NHS staff are reportedly being urged to look at NHS policies through a ‘BLM lens’ and that it will be ‘useful’ in ‘promoting better racial equity in healthcare’.
According to the Telegraph, the training says: ‘The BLM’s philosophy will encourage the NHS to critically evaluate its organizations and practices to address the systemic barriers that have kept BME nurses at the lower levels of the nursing hierarchy for decades and has been removed.’
Although the sessions are said to focus on the BLM movement, which aims to tackle racial inequality, it also mentions the Black Lives Matter group, whose views have proven controversial.
Ms. Cullers, co-founder of the US BLM group, described herself and fellow co-founder Ms. Garza as ‘trained Marxists’ in a 2015 interview.
He said: ‘We have an ideological framework. Me and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers; We are trained Marxists.
‘We are supervised like ideological principles. And I think what we really try to do is build a movement that can be used by many, many black people.’
Ms. Cullers, co-founder of the US BLM group, described herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza as ‘trained Marxists’ in a 2015 interview.
He resigned as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in May this year – a role he held for nearly six years – amid controversy over his property portfolio.
The 37-year-old activist told The Associated Press that she is leaving to focus on other projects, including the upcoming release of her second book and a multi-year TV development deal with Warner Bros.
His departure comes after it was revealed last month that he has amassed a $3 million (£2.1 million) property portfolio despite describing himself as a ‘trained Marxist’.
The UK Black Lives Matter Group (UKBLM) – which organized several BLM marches last year and raised more than £1.2 million through crowdfunding – denies that it is a ‘Marxist organisation’.
Instead, it describes itself as ‘anti-capitalist’ and says it has ‘Marxist members’.
Although many of those who went to the BLM march last year – and who have since shown support for the movement – say they are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and its objectives, rather than the group itself.
Last month it was reported that the Queen and the royal family are supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement, according to one of the monarch’s representatives.
A government insider reportedly told the Telegraph that the NHS BLM curriculum mentions the BLM group, but that it ‘fails to mention’ the organisation’s more controversial beliefs.
Meanwhile, the UK Black Lives Matter group – UKBLM – denies that it is a ‘Marxist organisation’. Instead, it describes itself as ‘anti-capitalist’ and says it has ‘Marxist members’.
Along with the BLM curriculum, the courses ‘What is White Privilege’ and ‘The Importance of Understanding Your Personal Privilege’ are also offered.
In one of four NHS People diversity courses, medics are warned: ‘You could lose ‘friends’ because you commit to an anti-racism ally, according to the Telegraph.
The course reportedly adds: ‘In order to become authentic allies who have long lived in conflict, white people will need to work deliberately and honestly to understand white culture and white privilege.’
The courses have been criticized by the Taxpayers Alliance, who told the Telegraph: ‘Taxpayers expect their money to be focused on improving frontline NHS services, not wasted on wake-up reasons.’
A Whitehall source…