Joseph Simonson, a 2015 graduate of Hamilton College, co-founded Enquiry, a student newsletter sponsored by The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI). He also served as a leader of AHI’s Undergraduate Fellows Program. He is currently a political reporter with the Washington Examiner.
On Monday evening, March 22, Mr. Simonson appeared on the Tucker Carlson Show to expose the use of Critical Race Theory to indoctrinate employees of Cigna, one of the largest providers of health insurance in the United States. Simonson discussed how personnel in Cigna’s human resources department lectured its employees on white privilege, systemic racism, and Christian bigotry. Evidence obtained by the Washington Examiner and examined by Mr. Simonson indicated that employees were discouraged by Cigna officials from using such terms as “brown-bag lunch,” “mother and father,” and “hip-hip-hooray” because they were deemed racially offensive. Chat logs reviewed by Simonson revealed hiring practices at Cigna that discriminated against qualified white males.