Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association opposes Biden OPM nominee over stance on critical race theory

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association expressed “growing concern” about President Joe Biden’s nominee for director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Kiran Ahuja, over her “embracement” of critical race theory. 

“A nominee who would become the leader of the human resources, payroll and training entity within the federal government with direct authority over millions of federal employees, including the over 100,000 federal law enforcement officers that protect and defend this nation every day, that often becomes an arbiter of both agency and Congressional policies, should have a past record that shows fairness, equity and sensitivity to everyone,” association president Larry Cosme wrote in a letter to Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., the ranking member and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, respectively.

“With the diverse stakeholder status of the multiple federal employee groups, the recent citations of the nominee’s embracement of radical theories such as “critical race theory” draws a large question as to this nominee’s ability to neutrality, fairness, and impartiality,” Cosme continued.

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Critical race theory, a topic launched into the national conversation of the nation’s culture wars, focuses on how power structures and institutions impact racial minorities,

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