Coca-Cola found itself at the center of controversy on Friday after a viral social media post revealed that some Coca-Cola employees completed a racial sensitivity training course that teaches participants how to “be less white.”
Images of the course were shared by psychologist Karlyn Borysenko, an activist who is fighting against critical race theory, who obtained the images from an “internal whistleblower” at Coca-Cola.
One of the slides in the course titled, “Confronting Racism,” states, “Understanding What it Means to Be White, Challenging What it Means to Be Racist.”
Another slide states, “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.”
“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 claims.
One of the other slides just says, “Try to be less white.”
Coca-Cola was met with backlash online.
“Wut…. this seems like blatant racial discrimination to this employment lawyer,” attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon 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,” Candace Owens responded.
“This is outright racism under the guise of education. Substitute any other race for white and watch the reaction. You can’t reach equality by denigrating another group,” one person said.
“That whistleblower needs to file a civil rights violation complaint for race based discrimination. This won’t go away until this is viewed as a legal issue, which it is,” another person said.
“How is any of this legal? If we replaced white with any other race there would literally be hell to pay. This is the most @$ backwards Jim Crow thinking on steroids that I’ve ever seen,” another person said.
In a carefully crafted statement, Cola-Cola neither confirmed nor denied that employees were required to take the training.
This is an excerpt from TheBlaze.
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