Pentagon fails to fire ‘woke’ education diversity chief accused of racist, anti-White tweets

The Pentagon has yet to issue its final decision in the case of Kelisa Wing, the self-described “woke” chief of equity, diversity, and inclusion at the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) who posted blatantly racist tweets about white people.

Wing was promoted to her position in December 2021, and, as BizPac Review reported in September, it wasn’t long before her old tweets in which she called white people “Karens” and condemned them for their “CAUdacity” reemerged.

“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,” she tweeted in July 2020, adding, “why ask for assistance.”

Other tweets included such gems as, “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?”

“Caucasian audacity” didn’t sit well with “folx” on social media, and it wasn’t long before the tweet vanished, her LinkedIn account was apparently deleted, and her Twitter account was set to “private.”

Add to her divisive tweets her authorship of such titles as “Racial Justice in America,” “What Is the Black Lives Matter Movement?”, “What Does It Mean to Defund the Police,” “Atrocities in Action,” and “Juneteenth,” and it was enough for 22 House Republicans to demand that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin take “immediate action” to investigate her for “egregious bias.”

“This is very intentional. They’ve put her in this place because [the Defense Department] is another institution that [the Biden administration] has every intention of tearing down,” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told “Jesse Watters Primetime” at the time.

In a September statement, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) railed against the “woke ideology.”


“This woke ideology is destroying our military and poisoning the minds of American children,” she argued. “[T]he Department of Defense has routinely prioritized adhering to woke ideologies instead of strengthening our national defense. This is shameful and an insult to the brave men and women who selflessly serve our nation.”

According to Fox News Digital, which first uncovered the racist tweets, “The Pentagon originally told Fox News Digital that the matter would be referred to Under Secretary of Personnel and Readiness Gil Cisneros for a final decision 30 days after the initial review.”

“But, after nearly two months,” Fox News reports, “the case is unresolved.”

“The findings are being presented to the office of the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness,” Cmdr. Nicole Schwegman, a DoD spokesperson, told Fox News on Friday. “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. We have nothing additional to share at this time.”

In addition to her own biased titles, Wing, as an “employee of the Pentagon’s education wing,” also promoted a book by Ta-Nehisi Coates called “Between the World and Me.”

In it, Coates slams 9/11 responders, saying “They were not human to me. Black, white, or whatever, they were menaces of nature; they were the fire, the comet, the storm, which could — with no justification — shatter my body.”

Lacking a decisive response from the Pentagon, Stefanik and Rep. C. Scott Franklin (R-Fla.) fired off another letter last week to Secretary Austin.

“The mission of DoDEA is to provide high quality education to the children of America’s men and women in uniform, not indoctrinate those children with the radical ideologies of those who seek to divide us by race or ethnicity, nor to promote sexually explicit material for child audiences,” the letter stated.

“More than 30 days have passed since the Department announced the review of Kelisa Wing,” it continued. “However, the Department has made no public announcement, nor communicated with Congress … regarding the findings of the review.”

Online, there is little support for Wing or patience for the Pentagon.

“When you make statements like this, you are an ignorant racist hiding behind words,” one user tweeted. “It doesn’t take being in power to be racist, anyone can be racist. To further clarify, your position puts you in a type of power & evidently you revel in it.”

“Is Kelisa Wing still employed by the DOD?” asked another. “30 days to investigate was up 19 OCT per the Pentagon. Haven’t heard a peep since.”

And a third demanded one thing from Secretary Austin and President Joe Biden: “Fire Kelisa Wing now!!!!”

Melissa Fine


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