Embarrassing? You tell us.
Following exposure about it’s ‘anti racism’ training, Disney has officially removed all related documents from it’s internal website.
As Daily Wire and RFAngle reported, a Disney insider leaked the training documents to journalist Christopher Rufo, exposing that the corporation, open to the public since 1971, expects employees to “take ownership of educating [themselves] about structural anti-Black racism.”
As part of a “diversity and inclusion” program titled “Reimagine Tomorrow,” the training also asks staffers to reject any idea related “equality,” which strives to ensure equal treatment and access to different opportunities, in favor of “equity,” which demands equal outcomes.
Expressly discouraged by the program are the use of phrases like “All Lives Matter,” “I do not see color” and debating or questioning a black colleague’s lived experience. Rufo also stated that the employees he spoke with told him the “Reimagine Tomorrow” program “has become deeply politicized and engulfed parts of the company in racial conflict.”
Rufo, who is currently a contributing editor for City Journal, where he covers homelessness, addiction, mental illness, crime, and other afflictions took his story to Fox News, saying on Tucker Carlson Tonight, “I think it should be very clear that [Disney] makes its money on middle Americans who go to their theme parks and buy their content, and those people should know that this corporation, it hates you, it hates your culture, and it hates the color of your skin,” also adding, “I think Americans should reject this kind of politics and reject the companies that are pushing it.”
A noticeably embarrassed Disney by the negative press quickly followed with a statement accusing Rufo of misrepresenting the documents:
These internal documents are being deliberately distorted as reflective of company policy, when in fact their purpose was to allow diversity of thought and discussion on the incredibly complex and challenging issues of race and discrimination that we as a society and companies nationwide are facing.
The Disney brand has a long history of inclusivity, with stories that reflect acceptance and tolerance and celebrate people’s differences, as we have consistently demonstrated in such popular films as Moana, Coco, Black Panther, Soul and Raya and the Last Dragon, and as a global entertainment company we are committed to continuing to tell stories that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience.|
Dismissing the studio’s defense, Rufo stated, “I publish direct quotations, contextual screenshots, and the original source documents in their entirety,” he tweeted. Rufo then challenged Disney’s executive leadership team. made up of exclusively white men, to ‘check their own privilege.’
“Otherwise,” Rufo stated, “they’re fake antiracists, using buzzwords to deflect attention from their moral transgressions.”
One day after Rufo’s ”misrepresented documents” went viral – Disney dismantled the training and all related documents from its internal portal.
“Disney went from making this preposterous defense statement to nuking their critical race theory program in less than 24 hours,” Rufo said on Twitter. “Corporate DEI is a scam – it’s used launder corporate reputations and divide Americans into competing racial categories. Shut it down.”
So, you tell us. Is it embarrassing that Disney retracted their motives behind the “Anti-Racism” program, then, according to journalist, lied to the public regarding “misinterpreted documents” only to delete 100% of of their data relating to the project?
Your voice out loud – The RFAngle