Coca-Cola has been accused of forcing its employees to undergo an online training course instructing them to “be less white.”
Screenshots that are said to come from an internal whistleblower were uploaded to social media on Friday and show slides from a presentation by Robin DiAngelo entitled, “Understanding what it means to be white, challenging what it means to be racist.”
According to one of the slides, to be “less white” means being “less oppressive, less arrogant, less certain, less defensive, less ignorant, more humble, listen, believe, break with apathy, break with white solidarity.”
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING: Coca-Cola is forcing employees to complete online training telling them to "try to be less white."— Karlyn supports banning critical race theory in NH (@DrKarlynB) February 19, 2021
These images are from an internal whistleblower: pic.twitter.com/gRi4N20esZ
The course goes on to claim, that “in the U.S. and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white.” And that, “Research shows that by age 3 to 4, children understand that it is better to be white.”
Again we ask, would Coca-Cola survive if they made a negative generalization about any other ethnic group in society? Is it “White Privilege” that it’s now socially acceptable to attribute negative characteristics to “whites” purely on the basis of their skin color?
For people asking to verify this, the course is publicly available on @LinkedIn: https://t.co/T2mmXTACeJ— Karlyn supports banning critical race theory in NH (@DrKarlynB) February 19, 2021
You can see for yourself. The Coca-Cola icon is in the top right hand corner on some of the images because they're using LinkedIn content for their internal platform.
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.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 19, 2021
I genuinely hope these employees sue @CocaCola for blatant racism and discrimination. https://t.co/07OPZouEcV
We demand an answer @CocaCola for this racist training. Are you aware this was being used in your training and will you immediately end this training or do we need to mass boycott your products? https://t.co/jWmpptRSLa— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) February 19, 2021
Wut…. this seems like blatant racial discrimination to this employment lawyer. https://t.co/IEmpycTP6P— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) February 19, 2021
Is this #racist training actually for real from @CocaCola? If so, where’s the civil rights division of the justice department? https://t.co/G9FDYmUdzG— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) February 19, 2021
Institutionalized anti-white bigotry at the helm of every cultural institution. Business, education, churches, media, sports, law enforcement, the military, everywhere.— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) February 19, 2021
The perfect tool for the communists. https://t.co/iBkHxXDfYa
.@CocaCola needs to stop this racist nonsense.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) February 19, 2021
No one stood in line and picked their skin color before they were born.
Identity politics is ruining this country, dividing people, and teaching hate. https://t.co/yoS3Sm9mQd
Critical race theory is a cancer in our society https://t.co/gZ7Jw94TY5— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) February 19, 2021
This is racist, psychological abuse of employees by @CocaCola.— Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) February 19, 2021
Let's try other flavors of this to see how utterly sickening it is: "Try to be less black." "Try to be less Jewish." https://t.co/itViEI8FTG