Sandia Labs — America’s premiere government-funded nuclear weapons design lab, has taken aggressive action against an employee, [electrical engineer] Casey Peterson, who produced a viral video “pushing back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege.” …
Christopher Rufo tells the story:
Within hours, Sandia executives dispatched a counterintelligence team to lock Peterson out of the network and scrub his communications from internal servers—which, via the Streisand Effect, made the video even more viral and sparked widespread unrest against Sandia executives.
By the afternoon, executives were panicking about the brewing rebellion, placed Peterson on paid administrative leave, and established a “security review board” to “evaluate whether [his] actions have comprised or posed a threat to Sandia computing and security systems.”
Peterson — who took a stand at grave risk to his career — says he is speaking on behalf of all of Sandia employees who are “scared to speak out” because of the lab’s repressive culture. …
This is the first explicit rebellion against critical race theory in the federal government — and the coalition is growing. “We need to completely rip [critical race theory] out of Sandia root and stem,” Peterson says. “It is cancer and we need to get it out of the labs right now.”
Sandia executives have made it clear: they want to force critical race theory, race-segregated trainings, and white male reeducation camps on their employees—and all dissent will be severely punished. Progressive employees will be rewarded; conservative employees will be purged.
If you’re curious to see what the fuss is about:
This is not to be dismissed lightly: Sandia Labs is the US Government research agency that designs America’s nuclear weapons.