Critics are looking askew at Coca-Cola this week after training materials were leaked to the public. As part of the growing list of companies who feel it necessary to indoctrinate their employees on the finer points of critical race theory, Coca-Cola had workers attend a course on “Confronting Racism: Understanding What it Means to Be White, Challenging What it Means to Be Racist.”
We would be very interested in a course centered on everything after the comma, but we doubt our ideas would match up with what the Coke trainers had it mind. For instance, we have our doubts that a girl who went on “The Bachelor” to fall in love with and potentially marry a black man is a racist, but we’re sure our woke betters would disagree.
Anyway, we digress.
Psychologist Karlyn Borysenko, who is fighting the good fight against these dangerous, bizarre ideas, got her hands on the training materials from a whistleblower inside the Coca-Cola company.
“BREAKING: Coca-Cola is forcing employees to complete online training telling them to ‘try to be less white,’” Borysenko tweeted Friday.
Borysenko shared some slides that were shown to employees. They included one that said, “To be less white is to:” “be less oppressive,” “be less arrogant,” “be less certain,” “be less defensive,” “be less ignorant,” “be more humble,” “listen,” “believe,” “break with apathy,” and to “break with white solidarity.”
Another slide informed workers: “In the US and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white. Research shows that by age 3 to 4, children understand that it is better to be white.”
Another slide just gets straight to the point. “Try to be less white,” it says.
You won’t be shocked to learn that the presentation was created by Robin DiAngelo, who burned up the bestseller lists last year with her work of stunning ignorance, “White Fragility.”
“This seems like blatant racial discrimination to this employment lawyer,” tweeted attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon said.
Conservative activist Candace Owens said, “If a corporate company sent around a training kit instructing black people how to ‘be less black’, the world would implode and lawsuits would follow. I genuinely hope these employees sue @CocaCola for blatant racism and discrimination.”
Coca-Cola responded to the backlash by issuing a meaningless statement.
“The video circulating on social media is from a publicly available LinkedIn Learning series and is not a focus of our company’s curriculum. Our Better Together global learning curriculum is part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace. It is comprised of a number of short vignettes, each a few minutes long. The training includes access to LinkedIn Learning on a variety of topics, including on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will continue to refine this curriculum,” said the company.
What can we say that hasn’t been said already? The infection spreads unabated, and for this virus, there seems to be no vaccine.