The White House has issued a new policy, designed to counter “identity politics” by targeting “identities that have historically been underrepresented in society,” according to a document obtained by Breitbart News.
The document was distributed to all White House staff, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in the Oval Office on Tuesday.
“I’m sure we have all heard about this issue in the past.
But I believe we can do better,” Sanders wrote.
“Today, we are announcing a series of new initiatives to strengthen our country, to promote diversity and inclusion, and to make sure all of our people feel welcomed and valued,” she added.
The policy outlines a series on “identitarianism” – a concept coined by the late historian and activist Cornel West, which posits that white people are the true “white race,” and that white supremacy is rooted in white supremacy.
The new policy defines “identitarians” as people who hold “white nationalism” and “white supremacy.”
White nationalists often use the term “identivism” to describe their beliefs, but they generally don’t advocate for the white race.
The “white nationalist” movement has been at the forefront of the 2016 election, with the election of Trump as the first openly white president.
“White identity politics has taken center stage in the 2016 presidential campaign,” The Nation’s Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote last year.
“The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States is a profound, if ultimately predictable, rejection of the ideology of white supremacy that has dominated American politics since the 19th century.”
The White Nationalist Unity Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, led to violent clashes between protesters and Virginia State Police.
During the rally, Trump praised white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan.
“We are here today to honor our heritage,” Trump said.
“And to condemn white supremacy.”
Sanders said Tuesday that the White House’s new strategy will help “to empower all Americans to celebrate their diverse identities.”
“We know that we must continue to create a better future for all Americans, not just those who are white,” Sanders said.
Sanders has called for a “new political movement for inclusion, justice, and hope.”