The next time you invite some friends over to hangout (which may not be for some time if you’re in a state with a power-obsessed governor), be sure to ask them to pick up a few two-liter bottles of Woke-a-Cola on their way.
On Friday, the Coca-Cola Company confirmed – and stood by the fact – that it has been requiring at least some of its employees to take part in an anti-racism training, which inculcates employees on how to “be less white.”
Kyle Becker reported that “[t]he training curriculum was first exposed on Friday by Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, an organizational psychologist who is working to end the racially divisive ideology of ‘critical race theory.'”
Borysenko tweeted four different slides of the LinkedIn-based training, titled Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo. The images taken from the training were, according to Borysenko, obtained from “an internal whistleblower.”
The slides depicted contain phrases such as: “Confronting Racism,” “Understanding What it Means to Be White, Challenging What it Means to Be Racist.”
The final leaked image in Borysenko’s tweet emphatically demands–in all red, emboldened font–that trainees “Try to be less white.”
Coke confirmed the training in a statement to Blaze Media:
“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.”The Coca-Cola Company | Statement to Blaze Media | February 19, 2021
According to the training’s webpage, its host, Robin DiAngelo, is the author of the book “White Fragility,” which alleges (and attempts to explain why) whites have a difficult time discussing race-related issues due to their inherent white privilege and the instilled belief of white superiority.
“It’s fair to say that America has spent its entire history in a difficult conversation about race,” the course description reads. “And around the world, nations everywhere have joined the discussion. In recent decades, this has manifested as a series of direct challenges to systemic racism and inequality that address the effects of white privilege—the relative immunity white people (people of European origin) enjoy relative to the challenges people of color face.”
“In this course,” the description continues, “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. But with these tools at your disposal, you’ll be well on your way.”
Conservative commentator and author Candace Owens took to Twitter Friday to highlight the company’s demonstrable bias and the double standard of such an anti-white training.
“If a corporate company sent around a training kit instructing black people how to ‘be less black’,” tweeted Owens, “the world would implode and lawsuits would follow.” Owens added that she “genuinely hope[s] these employees sue @CocaCola for blatant racism and discrimination.”
Owens wasn’t the only prominent member of the conservative movement to voice her opinion on Twitter, nor was she the only person to call out the left’s hypocrisy.
A prolific amount of Twitter users voiced their outrage; one user in particular noted that such race-baiting trainings are “hurting our society” and need to end.
Ironically, Coca Cola’s Twitter bio contains a red heart emoji subsequent to the single phrase: “Everyone welcome.”
While tap water may not be the tastiest, at least it doesn’t hate white people.