By R. Cort Kirkwood
Corporate America must think its employees are docile sheep. They aren’t.
Yet another whistleblower provided documents from a company’s anti-white Critical Race Theory program to City Journal’s Chris Rufo. This time, the culprit is Walmart.
Founder and American patriot Sam Walton has turned over in his grave. His heirs have given free reign to woke corporate bureaucrats, who think telling white employees they’re racist will keep them happy — and the money rolling in.
The formula of "woke capital" is clear: American executives—the most privileged people on the planet—can collect accolades and social status by pledging allegiance to DEI and telling workers they're racist oppressors.
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— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 14, 2021
Walmart teaches white employees “they are guilty of ‘white supremacy thinking’ and ‘internalized racial superiority,’” Rufo reported this week. The company is working with the Racial Equity Institute in Greensboro, North Carolina:
The program is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including “intersectionality,” “internalized racial oppression,” “internalized racial inferiority,” and “white anti-racist development.”
Walmart has subjected more than 1,000 employees to the brainwashing program, which is mandatory for execs and recommended for hourly employees.
“The program begins with the claim that the United States is a ‘white supremacy system,’ designed by white Europeans ‘for the purpose of assigning and maintaining white skin access to power and privilege,’” Rufo reported:
American history is presented as a long sequence of oppressions, from the “construction of a ‘white race’” by colonists in 1680 to President Obama’s stimulus legislation in 2009, “another race neutral act that has disproportionately benefited white people.” Consequently, the Walmart program argues, white Americans have been subjected to “racist conditioning” that indoctrinates them into “white supremacy,” or the view “that white people and the ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions of white people are superior to People of Color and their ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and actions.”
Because “diagnosis determines treatment,” Rufo reported, Walmart puts whites on the couch. A “psychological profile of whiteness” is treatable with “white anti-racist development.”
Thus, the white employees who keep the shelves stocked — and the Walton family’s pockets stuffed with money — are “guilty of ‘white privilege’ and ‘internalized racial superiority,’” Employees mustn’t think their “comfort, wealth, privilege and success has been earned by merits and hard work.” Instead, systemic racism explains a white employee’s success, Rufo explained:
Walmart’s program argues that this oppressive “white supremacy culture” can be summarized in a list of qualities including “individualism,” “objectivity,” “paternalism,” “defensiveness,” “power hoarding,” “right to comfort, “and “worship of the written word” — which all “promote white supremacy thinking” and “are damaging to both people of color and to white people.”
And wouldn’t you know it, the dime-store skull doctors have a treatment:
The solution, according to Walmart’s program, is to encourage whites to participate in “white anti-racist development” — a psychological conditioning program that reorients white consciousness toward “anti-racism.” The training program teaches white employees that ideas such as “I’m normal,” “we’re all the same,” and “I am not the problem” are racist constructs, driven by internalized racial superiority. The program encourages whites to accept their “guilt and shame,” adopt the idea that “white is not right,” acknowledge their complicity in racism, and, finally, move toward “collective action” whereby “white can do right.” The goal is for whites to climb the “ladder of empowerment for white people” and recreate themselves with a new “anti-racist identity.”…
As the company denounces “white supremacy culture” — with components including “objectivity,” “individualism,” and “hoarding” — its entire nine-member top executive leadership, except technology chief Suresh Kumar, is white, and its top six leaders made a combined $112 million in salary in 2019. Chief executive officer Doug McMillon, whom the whistleblower described as a “true believer” in critical race theory, hopes to export woke ideology to every Fortune 100 company through his role as chairman of the Business Roundtable.
Other Woke Companies
Indeed, almost exclusively wealthy white executives are behind these toxic programs. Insiders from CVS, the pharmacy giant; Raytheon, the defense contractor; and Google, the already-woke tech giant; have given Rufo reams of internal documents.
White employees at the companies face systematic maltreatment.
CVS hired race hustler Ibram X. Kendi to tell employees they are “walking through society completely soaked in racist ideas.” Celebrating Christmas and having easy-to-pronounce names makes them “privileged.”
Raytheon offered CRT training and Kendi’s propaganda that instructed white employees on what they can and can’t say to minority employees.
Google pushes employees into Maoist Struggle Sessions in which Kendi shows up. They must identify many racial sins, and, as Kendi explains, help stop the “heartbeat of racism.” That heartbeat is “denial and the sound of that denial is ‘I’m not racist.’”