‘Try To Be Less White’
When I first saw this story I was highly skeptical.
However, the training course is available online and Coca Cola is doing its best to try to back down from the course.
Here's the course Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo
In this course, Robin DiAngelo, the best-selling author of White Fragility, gives you the vocabulary and practices you need to start confronting racism and unconscious bias at the individual level and throughout your organization. There’s no magic recipe for building an inclusive workplace. It’s a process that needs to involve people of color, and that needs to go on for as long as your company’s in business.
The free into above does not show the ending slide "Try to be less white" but what you can see is galling enough.
The video Tweet by @DrKarlynB shows more of the damning slides.
Late Sunday evening NewsWeek reported Coca-Cola, Facing Backlash, Says 'Be Less White' Learning Plan Was About Workplace Inclusion
Coca-Cola, facing mounting backlash from conservatives online, has responded to allegations of anti-white rhetoric after an internal whistleblower leaked screenshots of diversity training materials that encourages staff to "try to be less white."
A Coca-Cola spokesperson confirmed that the course is "part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace," but also noted that "the video circulating on social media is from a publicly available LinkedIn Learning series and is not a focus of our company's curriculum."
The Coca-Cola logo is on training snapshots in the video Tweet.
If Coca-Cola did not authorize and pay for the the training, the slides would not have their logo, Karlyn would be in deep legal trouble, and Twitter would have removed the Tweet.
Who in the hell is reviewing their training materials?
Best selling author Candance Owens had this to say.
Owens is Founder of the @BLEXIT organization. "Black people don’t have to be Democrats— still."
Coke Is Racist
The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon, and Washington Post have no coverage of this.
All the top sites plus Coca-Cola all want to sweep this under the rug.
Why Trump Nearly Won
If you are looking for a reason why millions of people voted for Trump, look no further.
I intended to do a post on why Trump nearly won but this post will suffice.
Every bit of this is a complete outrage. It is why Trump won in 2016. Had he toned things down a bit in 2020 he probably would have been reelected.
Excellent observations by Tengen and Eddie (slightly edited to adhere to Twitter length restrictions).
Whistleblower at Smith College
Reader JoJo provided this link: Whistleblower at Smith College Resigns Over Racism
Anonymous Comment From a Reader
It is all over universities now to the extreme. People lose their jobs without any due process if they say anything out of line with the accepted dogma even if you say it outside of work.
Corporations are following along as they have to for PR and marketing purposes.
A serious Trump could have spoken out against this and tried to bring people along to a sensible consensus. Instead, he played to the base and turned of people who might have been won over. Polls shows that most Americans do not like the Politically Correct or cancel culture but they are being run over by the diversity and inclusion masters.
This is like a mixture of McCarthyism and the Cultural Revolution in China. There are some quotes from Orwell that describe perfectly the erasure of history and the felling of statues.
San Francisco is changing the names of school from Washington and Lincoln.
This is getting out of hand and it is destructive.