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Navy’s ‘Extremism’ Training Says It’s Ok To Advocate For BLM At Work But Not ‘Politically Partisan’ Issues

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The US Navy’s “extremism” training says it’s okay to advocate for Black Lives Matter (BLM) while at work but sailors are not allowed to discuss “politically partisan” issues, according to training slides obtained by Fox News.

A question posed in a “scenarios for discussion” slide asked if BLM was “political stuff” that superiors in the Navy are “not supposed to be talking about at work,” according to the slides, which Fox obtained from a U. S. military official who took part in the training at the Pentagon.

The answer given by the Navy called BLM a “public policy issue” and gave the green light for advocating for the organization “as long as the behavior is otherwise lawful and the advocacy is not politically partisan in nature.”

“Advocating for or against a public policy issue (as here) is authorized as long as the behavior is otherwise lawful and the advocacy is not politically partisan in nature (e.g. it doesn’t specifically address a political party),” the slide reads. “If the discussions make you uncomfortable, discuss the matter with your boss or another supervisor.”

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby was asked at Monday’s press briefing whether talking about BLM in the workplace is “considered partisan.”

Kirby responded that he was “not able to answer that question” and that the discussion as to why could “go down… (Read more)

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