red7 - It was probably a mandatory EO brief, done annually. What probably happened is that the briefer (most likely a black female) went off the reservation 8n her brief. The content of the brief is not mandated, so the briefer built their own. I can almost guarantee that the brief given was not kicked down from higher echelons.
Yep. A single unauthorized slide in a presentation to a part of a single battalion. Not exactly indicative of what it's like in "Obama's modern military".
Here's an excerpt from USA Today back in April 2015 when this actually happened:
WASHINGTON — Army officials are investigating a diversity training briefing at Fort Gordon, Ga., in which a slide about "white privilege" was inappropriately shown to soldiers, according to an Army spokeswoman
The Equal Opportunity briefing took place Thursday for about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion, Capt. Lindsay Roman, an Army spokeswoman, said Friday. The slide titled "The Luxury of Obliviousness" has bullet-point items about "white privilege."
One item reads, "Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them. 'To be white in America means not having to think about it.' "
An image of the slide appeared later Thursday on a Facebook page and generated a torrent of negative comments about political correctness run amok.
The presentation was not authorized, nor was it part of the standard slides shown to soldiers, Roman said.
"The unit (Equal Opportunity) instructor deviated from the authorized topic and content which was provided," Roman said. "To prevent further instances, all unit instructors will receive additional training on the importance of following Army EO training requirements."