(RoyalPatriot.com )- The incoming deputy for President Joe Biden’s cyber defense has asserted that “systemic racism” is one of the biggest dangers to American cybersecurity.
According to reports, Biden has chosen Camille Stewart, a former Google strategist, to be the White House’s deputy national cyber director. Stewart has stated that pursuing anti-racist and anti-hate policy results should be the administration’s top national security priority.
The appointment of Biden is expected to increase Republican lawmakers’ worries that his administration has prioritized advancing a race-based ideological agenda above more conventional national defense concerns, such as the growing danger of cyberattacks from China, Russia, and Iran. In June, the Department of Justice declared that it is preparing for increased cyberattacks from hostile nations. Russian hackers targeted an American satellite firm in Ukraine earlier this year. At the same time, the FBI reported last month that it had detected an assault supported by Iran on Boston Children’s Hospital.
In her writing and on social media, Stewart, who worked as a policy consultant for the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, has blasted America as having inherent racism.
She asserted that systemic racism was present in every institution, not just the criminal justice system and that it caused the U.S. economy to lose $16 trillion due to Racism against Black Americans in 2020. She also issued a dire warning, stating, “SYSTEMIC RACISM WILL RUIN THIS DEMOCRACY.”
“Systemic racism is a national security threat,” Stewart wrote in a 2020 Council on Foreign Relations column titled “Systemic Racism Is a National Security Threat.”
Stewart wrote that solutions to cybersecurity challenges would never reach their full potential until systemic racism is addressed and diverse voices are reflected among our ranks at all levels.
She claimed that communities of color suffer disproportionately from cyberattacks that target vital infrastructure.
According to Stewart, the Biden administration’s attempts to tackle systematic racism, according to Stewart, “must be incorporated into leadership goals, procedures, institutions, and domestic and foreign policy.”
Stewart suggested that the detrimental impacts of racism at home and in U.S. foreign policy toward parts of the globe be acknowledged and that American foreign policymakers be urged to “speak about systemic racism in the U.S. on a global scale.”
Stewart was described as “respected as not only an expert but also as an inspiration, especially to women and underrepresented minorities,” according to a White House press statement on Monday.
Republican senators have protested other recent hirings made by the Biden administration, such as Desirée Cormier Smith, who was appointed as the United States special envoy for racial fairness and justice and alleged that white diplomats lack humility and empathy.