The Pentagon is investigating Diversity Officer Kelisa Wing’s tweets

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense is reviewing a key diversity official’s Twitter posts denigrating whites after 22 Republican lawmakers asked the Pentagon for answers on the incendiary messages last month.

Kelisa Wing, the self-proclaimed “woke” leader for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Department of Defense school system, had been tweeting about whites since at least 2020.

“I’m so exhausted from those white folx in these [professional development] Sessions this lady actually had the CAUdacity [Caucasian audacity] saying that black people can be racist too,” Wing tweeted on July 23, 2020, according to the Republican legislature’s September 16 letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

A Pentagon spokeswoman confirmed to The Post that the DoD’s Office of the Undersecretary of Personnel and Readiness is conducting a 30-day review of Wing’s tweets.

Kelisa Wing comes under fire for ‘racially divisive’ tweets
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Wing is also credited as the author of several children’s books in the Racial Justice in America series.
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“We are aware of news of an official in the Department of Defense Education Activity,” Navy Cmdr. Nicole Schwegmann said in a statement. “…Our focus remains on ensuring students with military connections, their families and our staff have equal access to opportunities and resources that support student achievement and college and career readiness.”

The GOPers who signed the letter, including Reps. Dan Crenshaw of Texas and Matt Gaetz of Florida, asked Austin to answer four questions about Wing’s statements — including whether the Pentagon supports Wing’s ideologies; whether the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) was aware of her “divisive statements” prior to her appointment to her position in December 2021; and whether their “radical ideology” has been integrated into the curriculum.

Wing made her Twitter account private after the matter made headlines last month, but Fox News reported that Wing couldn’t resist replying to another Twitter user who said, “I’m weary of 99% of the white males in the world education and 95% of white women. Where can I get a break from white nonsense for a while?”

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“I’m so exhausted by these white folx…” Kelisa Wing said in a tweet.
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“If another Karen tells me how she feels…I might lose it,” Wing wrote, according to Fox.

“These racially divisive comments are directly counterproductive to the goal of a professional and diverse military,” the 22 Republicans wrote

Wing is also credited as an author on several children’s books in the Racial Justice in America series, including titles like What Is White Privilege, which includes a line telling children, “If you’re white, you might feel bad about it, hurting others, or you may be afraid of losing that privilege.”

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“These racially divisive comments are directly counterproductive to the goal of a professional and diverse military,” wrote 22 Republicans.

“These racially divisive comments are directly counterproductive to the goal of a professional and diverse military,” the 22 Republicans wrote. “We must confront racism wherever it occurs, but a group or race-specific approach is at odds with the military’s proud history of racial integration.”

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