U.S. Spy Chief: Racism Not Tolerated in Intelligence Community

U.S. Spy Chief: Racism Not Tolerated in Intelligence Community

Friday, 12 June 2020 09:32

 

U.S. Spy Chief: Racism Not Tolerated in Intelligence Community

 

By Warren P. Strobel

 

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, who has been in office little more than two weeks, has sent a message to the spy agency workforce calling the death of George Floyd "a horrific tragedy" and emphasizing that "we do not and will not tolerate racism of any kind."

 

In his message to Office of the Director of National Intelligence employees last week, excerpts of which were shared with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Ratcliffe said, “As members of the [intelligence community], we work alongside colleagues with different backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. This diversity makes us better and more effective, both as individuals and as a Community."

 

"Right now, many in our Community are hurting. The death of George Floyd was a horrific tragedy that has filled Americans across our country with anger and grief," he wrote. "We also have a responsibility--as leaders, colleagues, and friends--to provide an emotional and physical safe place for all employees, especially African American employees who have experienced the pain of racial injustice.”

 

Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal.