Cotton grills Air Force over diversity training replacing 'mom' and 'dad' with gender-neutral terms

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FIRST ON FOX: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican, grilled the Air Force over the diversity training that replaced “mom” and “dad” with gender-neutral terms, calling it “un-American.”

Fox News Digital exclusively obtained Cotton’s letter to Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark on Friday, demanding answers from him regarding the “diversity and inclusion” training exercises the academy put cadets through.

“Cadets were reportedly instructed to refrain from using terms such as ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’ or ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’ and instead use terms that ‘include all gender,’” Cotton noted, citing Fox News Digital’s reporting.

AIR FORCE ACADEMY DIVERSITY TRAINING TELLS CADETS TO USE WORDS THAT ‘INCLUDE ALL GENDERS,’ DROP ‘MOM AND DAD’

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., grilled Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark over the diversity training that replaced “mom” and “dad” with gender-neutral terms, calling it “un-American.” (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“The training also condemns the use of the term ‘colorblind’ or the claim that someone does not ‘see color,’” the Arkansas senator continued. “Even the term ‘terrorist’ was deemed inappropriate.”

“These divisive and un-American training exercises have no place in our military and demonstrate an alarming lack of focus at the

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