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Goodyear Tires: “Black Lives Matter” Okay At Work, “Blue Lives Matter” “All Lives Matter” “MAGA” Prohibited

Goodyear Tires: “Black Lives Matter” Okay At Work, “Blue Lives Matter” “All Lives Matter” “MAGA” Prohibited

Welcome to 2020. “Equality” without regard to skin color is off the table, “equity” based on skin color is mandatory from campus to culture to corporations.

The orthodoxy with regard to racial politics has moved from campus to culture, We’ve seen the purge of alternative views in academia, journlism, the arts, and other industries. The emergence of hyper-woke corporations is one of the distinguishing features of the current Black Lives Matter movement effort since the death of George Floyd.

Human Resources departments at major corporations and government agencies are now at the forefront of enforcing ideological uniformity. This is significant for society because fear of losing a job is one of the major intimidation factors chilling public discourse. Reeducation sessions regarding ‘white privilege’ and fighting one’s own ‘whiteness’ are increasingly common.

Mostly these HR re-education sessions take place outside of the public eye. But a leak from a Goodyear training session has received some attention.

WIBW reports:

A Goodyear employee says the company has put out a new policy that has some calling it not equal for all.

A photo seen circulating on social media shows a slide that was presented during a diversity training showing what’s acceptable and what isn’t acceptable as part of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s zero-tolerance policy.

Under acceptable: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride.

Listed as unacceptable: Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA Attire, Political Affiliated Slogans or Material.

According to the employee who took the photo of the slide, it was presented at the Topeka plant by an area manager and says the slide came from their corporate office out of Akron, Ohio.

“If someone wants to wear a BLM shirt in here, then cool. I’m not going to get offended about it. But at the same time, if someone’s not going to be able to wear something that is politically based, even in the farthest stretch of the imagination, that’s discriminatory,” said the employee under the agreement of anonymity due to fears they could lose their job. “If we’re talking about equality, then it needs to be equality. If not, it’s discrimination.”

When this photo first circulated, many people assumed is was a fake. Surely a major corporation could not be so biased is what is acceptable at work.

But, as WIBW further reported, Goodyear did not deny the slide was real and defended the message:

“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork. As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”

Melissa Monaco, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
That language regarding “equity” issues is, as I’ve explained, code for racial discrimination to fight racial discrimination. That apparently is permitted at Goodyear, but not the opposite view articulating the traditional civil rights goal of equality without regard to race.
This now has blown up into a major controversy, with calls for a boycott and President Trump tweeting about it, focused on the ban on “MAGA” apparel.

Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES – They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play the same game, and we have to start playing it now!).

A lot of liberals are reacting by pointing out the Goodyear is a major employer in swing states, and that attacking the company is bad politics for Trump. What is the chance Goodyear employees support the repressive HR effort at the company? Slim. So it’s highly unlikely this would hurt Trump politically, and if Goodyear pulls back and removes the discriminatory HR policy and training, it would be a big boost for Trump among employees who have been bullied into silence regarding these policies.

Of course, MAGA is not the big societal issue here. It’s the poisonous racial politics at companies such as Goodyear.

Welcome to 2020. “Equality” without regard to skin color is off the table, “equity” based on skin color is mandatory from campus to culture to corporations.


Goodyear has issued a second statement. It says the graphic was not created or distributed by Goodyear or used at a diversity training session, but does not deny the policy. It appears that Goodyear is distancing itself from whatever it is that was shown, perhaps by a third-party vendor conducting the training.

Goodyear defines “racial justice and equity” to exclude concern for all people or for police. That’s the problem. It defines racial justice in a discriminatory way.


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Either All Lives Matter or No Lives Matter. There is no in between.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to navyvet. | August 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    You’re right. Forget seeing white walls again.

    n.n in reply to navyvet. | August 19, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    There is a third-way: the Pro-Choice quasi-religion (“ethics”), where some, select lives matter.

    re: Pro-Choice quasi-religion

    The Twilight faith socially justifies defining reality to submit to a political consensus.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to navyvet. | August 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Each of us make choices which determines how much our lives matter. Honesty, ethics, and being productive citizens all contribute to how much a person matters.

    Those who riot, loot, assault and murder lives matter very little.

    If blacks really valued black lives, they would be striving to raise their children well and be doing their best to reign in black crime, especially stopping black men from killing each other at staggering high rates.

    What we have are a black of black gold diggers and hypocrites.

This folks, is what the early stages of complete tyranny look like. And it doesn’t get better if it isn’t stomped out completely.

I’m out of a 20+ year corporate career because of this crap. I saw the turn in 2013. As I say, the start of Obama’s second term when he went off leash. This was in tech and we all see where big tech is now.

I’ve been shopping for new tires for the last 2 weeks. Goodyear was never on my list as it is. But now Michelin looks like my choice.

    DSHornet in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 19, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Consider General Altimax RT43. I’m on my third set (three cars) and I’m highly satisfied. Consumer Reports and tirerack(dot)com rate them highly.

    henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 19, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    So timely. Been deciding between new Goodyears and Carlisles for my trailer. Just put in my order for five Carlisles, and saved money to boot. Suck it, Goodyear.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Pasadena Phil. | August 20, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    I used to by Michelin, but then had a rash of failures, some weaseling on warranty, and quit using them. That was a decade or two ago.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      They’ve always been weasels on warranty. I buy from Discount Tire and buy their road hazard warranty. It has proved worth it twice, and in another case I had a ply separation. No question is was workmanship. They honored it and I let them do battle with Michelin.

On the bright side, lots of normally apolitical, ‘why should I bother to vote’ folks are being subjected to this new ideological orthodoxy. Many non-voters or infrequent voters, who risk retaliation at work for opposition will express their opinions at the ballot.

Moreover, the vast overreach of the blm/marxist/anarchists movement is forcing folks to be aware. That new awareness is likely scaring the heck out folks who just want to do their job and take care of their families. The new orthodoxy has forced them to take a stand or comply. I don’t doubt most folks will keep their heads down till they cast their ballots for Trump.

These folks are the ones not counted in polling, these are the silent majority of people who will cast ballots against this orthodoxy, the hidden voter who will turn the election.

“First they came for the white-walled tires…” Zero toletance? Either a darker complexion of the affirmative action HR department and/or Ken and Karen types now run the place. Goodyear has gone Marxist. “Sooner or later…you’ll own Generals” .

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to alaskabob. | August 19, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Generals or Continentals. Pirelli is now Chinese, so they are off the list. I’ve had poor luck with Bridgestones (ride like they are made of concrete and noisy), although I’ve had good luck with stuff from their sister division, Firestone.

      Continentals on my SHO. Dunlop on the Carrera. Seppuku on a corporate level by the likes of Goodyear. Will the limited warranty be limited to woke only?

      Worst tires I ever owned were Pirellis. Wouldn’t hold air; leaked through the sidewalls. Granted, that was thirty years ago . . . but all the other manufacturers had figured out how to make non-leaky tires by then. Well, all except maybe Firestone. Bridgestone and Yokohama are notable mainly because they’re good lessons in just how cheaply a tire can be made and still be better than Pirellis. I’d stick with Michelins but they stopped making the size for my car. Sure, it’s 25 years old, but it’s a Toyota and hardly broken in yet. Because of that size problem I’ve used Korean and Chinese tires, and can say that they’re better than, well, Pirellis. I use Avons on the motorcycle just to be a bit different. It’s amazing how much fun Americans can have with their tires, even before they get turned into swings or bumpers on tugboats.

Grrr8 American | August 19, 2020 at 11:38 am

This dovetails with the piece “Useful Idiots, Inc.” (approx. 5th down on the list):

After Bakke “outlawed” quotas, but winked and nodded to “diversity,” that became the mantra (pretense). Then “diversity and inclusion” to allow the LGBT and Hispanic crowd to join in the pillaging of merit.

NOTE HOW “equity” is suddenly appearing as the word of choice (starting to displace diversity, which in turn displaced “equal opportunity”). It’s amazing how these folks coordinate with each other (Project Veritas are you listening)?

It makes sense: co-called “identity politics” displaced the Marxists’ use of economics (“capital” and “labor”), but not their ultimate goal of a Collectivist state. So “equity” is the new redistribution of income, albeit via redistributing job opportunities, promotions and housing.

I guess Goodyear is tired of making tires

That makes me feel better about my recent purchase of Cooper tires.

Let your displeasure be known.

Most times people would say “be polite.” That’s not me. Be as rude as you want about this.

Goodyear U.S. Customer assistance:

Goodyear global headquarters phone:
(330) 796-2121

Email contacts are on their contact us page:

    Grrr8 American in reply to Vancomycin. | August 19, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I agree.

    But let’s not lose sight of the fact that this kind of thing is increasingly standard fare in corporate America.

    It’s been going on for some time — “diversity & inclusion” being cover for reverse discrimination in hiring and promotions.

    In recent years, they’ve become emboldened and are less concerned with trying to hide it — corporate HR departments are essentially Twitter / Google in viewpoint and action.

    I did.
    We’re all sick of PC with every purchase.

Frank Hammond | August 19, 2020 at 12:19 pm

How many Police Departments use Goodyear Tires for their squad cars? Time to replace Goodyear as a Supplier to all Police Departments.

    All police vehicles (Ford, Chevy and Dodge) come with Goodyear tires as they are the only OEM tires tested and approved for police pursuit. When it comes time for replacement tires, BF Goodrich and Firestone also manufacture tested and approved police pursuit tires.

That statement is a fine example of an attempt at backside-saving corporatese while at the same time HQ is in “Oh, S***” mode. And probably trying to figure out the identity of the employee.

When did the blimp company start making tires?

It is remarkable that companies put these policies in place with zero research or they are just so cowered by any chance of being called racist that they ignore available information.

Black Lived Matter (BLM) is far different than black lives matter. BLM was founded on a lie, spreads hate and division, avows socialist/Marxist policies and has a not insignificant number of supporters who routinely engage in violence, often race based, and intimidation.

One need only look at the recent video from Portland and Minneapolis to see this on full display.

Just checked… 3 cars with one Michelin, one Bridgestone and one Goodyear. The car with Goodyear needs new tires next month. I will be inquiring as to what other options are available.

    DSHornet in reply to Massinsanity. | August 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    As suggested above, consider General Altimax RT43 as an excellent all around touring tire. Go to consumerreports(dot)com and tirerack(dot)com for much information and ratings. Continentals are also highly rated.

Goodyear should ask Dicks Sporting Goods how well they’re doing since they took their no-gun stance.

Comanche Voter | August 19, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Well I’ve been a Michelin man on my station wagons, large sedans, SUVS for 50 years now. If I ever rolled on a Goodyear tire it’s only because they came as original equipment on a new car–and Hankooks were on my last new car.

So I don’t really have to worry about telling Goodyear, “I’m taking my business elsewhere.” But there are other companies on my “do not ever buy list”–Proctor & Gamble for example. They put out this woke crapola and they get on my list.

“racial discrimination to fight racial discrimination”

No. This is racial discrimination to gain the power to discriminate. It has nothing to do with fighting discrimination. It’s only about control.

Learn that. Don’t give them even the tiniest credit for “good intentions.” The intent is as evil as the action!

This is Corporate Cancer. It’s only a matter of time before these internal policies find their way into marketing. Then your brand is as dead as Gillette.

they better ground that blimp fleet, wouldn’t want to see some deranged person shoot it down

Just wondering what the reaction would be if somebody wore a neutral background shirt with the words “My Life Matters”.

    B__2 in reply to DSHornet. | August 20, 2020 at 1:16 am

    If “All Lives Matter” is verboten, are the following also verboten if printed neatly on a t-shirt and worn by an employee?
    • Each Life Matters
    • Every Life Matters
    • Your Life Matters
    • Our Lives Matter

      GatorGuy in reply to B__2. | August 20, 2020 at 5:54 am

      “Stop being a (n appropriately logical) wiseass,” you’d be lucky to be told if you worked at Goodyear and wore any such print on your shirt; “zero tolerance” would cost you more than a mere scolding, mind you.

      But back to what your shirt might read. None of these variants is acceptable attire (pun intended); all are forbidden because they insinuate or infer a racist tone and tenor and are, therefore, expressly prohibited under Goodyear’s uncompromising commitment to diversity and inclusion.

      So, now, what don’t you understand about the only acceptable, diverse and inclusive theme, Black Lives Matter — which ignorance, if displayed at Goodyear, will cost you your job?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to DSHornet. | August 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    How about: I studied and work hard, making my life matter?

Pissing on half your customers is a good way to half the size of your company.

Although it might be pissing on more than half. People dwelling their parents basement (Lyft), urban city dwellers (mass transit), and outraged liberal suburban wine moms are mostly Democrats (spouse runs that errand) and may not be directly buying tires.

I am sick of “woke” totalitarianism, its goose-stepping, brownshirted, Dhimmi-crat practitioners, and, the feckless, self-serving and collaborationist corporate managers and C-suite idiots that enable this crap.

“Black Lives Matter” is a Marxist, neo-communist, Jew-hating outfit, but, Goodyear corporate management has the gall to present it as a benign and apolitical movement!?

“I’m tired.”

Somebody must have missed that two Post Offices in Minneapolis were burned to the ground.

Is Goodyear working with BLM (Burn Loot Murder) to deny people their medicine and Social Security checks ?

    DaveGinOly in reply to Neo. | August 19, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Next Dem conspiracy theory: BLM secretly working for DJT to disrupt USPS operations and impact the election.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT)
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ScottTheEngineer | August 19, 2020 at 1:59 pm

I work in a facility that produces good year farm tires. There is no such policy here. I’ve only actually ever seen one guy with a political shirt but it was for Bernie Sanders and that guy’s a douchebag that nobody likes so its actually a good counter advertisement..
If that changes I’ll start looking elsewhere. I wont work for bigots.

I certainly want to see a quick end to “cancel culture,” but before we do that, could we please have Gary VanderLind, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, resign or be fired?

I doubt if a boycott would hurt them anyway. Like a lot of equipment makers, a huge part of their sales are as original equipment on new vehicles.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to txvet2. | August 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    I sent them a comment stating that Goodyear tires on a vehicle means “show me something else”.

Many of us are indirectly shareholders of this company through our mutual funds and pension funds and the company is misrepresenting us by arrogant a-holes that think they have superior knowledge about political matters than the shareholders.

If you believe that anything with BLM or Lbg… meesages is not political but supporting the police and wanting the country to be great is political- you’ve been successfully duped.

    DaveGinOly in reply to stl. | August 19, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Team Biden is going to find out in November that “blue lives matter” is, political or not, a bi-partisan view.

So, in the statement, Goodyear is only specific that is did not come directly from their corporate office, or from the corporate training presentations. It is striking that they are also explicitly stating that “racial justice” is excluded from their prohibition on politics or advocacy.

Based on that, I expect this was a clarification on the Corporate level policies by someone who was a Regional or lower level HR person, and that it is consistent both with their original policies, and remains consistent with Corporate policy.

Basically corporate policy has some consequences that corporate either didn’t think about, or didn’t care about, but the fire storm in response to it caught them entirely off guard. Their response in-turn,is a purely PR Manager response that seeks to deflect people from the issue at hand, and was written my someone who both understands that the screen shown was within corporate policy, is unwilling or unable to change that corporate policy, and is mostly looking for a way to make it go away.

Good job breaking it Goodyear. What will you do for an encore?

    GatorGuy in reply to Voyager. | August 20, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Nice analysis.

    Gleaning from your remarks, I’d add that the statement strongly suggests how freakin’ bubbled and ignorant is Goodyear corporate leadership in particular, and maybe all their brilliant counterparts at other woke, socially just and equity-advancing American corporations generally.

    What a period we’re all going through. With major components of our society apparently so siloed, we’re thus seeing the effects daily of how misleading noise, rather than true and accurate signal is guiding our ship of state.

Diversity normalizes adversity. #BabyLivesMatter

The Drill SGT | August 19, 2020 at 4:20 pm

Trump made a mistake calling them out on MAGA hats.

He should have used:

All Lives Matter which could played as non-political

but Goodyear and other corporations need to understand that if they knee jerk to support SJW positions, and enter the political speech world, which is what they have done, it will impact their sales. perhaps for the better or for the worse.

Given that SJW types are urban and non-car owning, and the folks that say Blue Lives Matter are suburban or rural, all with cars. seems like they are gonna get bruised here…

Barry Soetoro | August 19, 2020 at 5:11 pm

The parasitic Left can afford to be sophomoric and idealistic because there are men of achievement and empirical reasoning somewhere running the place. Governments in places like Portland and Seattle, and businesses like Goodyear are demonstrating that such men are nowhere to be found within these organizations.

I just sent them an email that I am about to buy some tires and I am choosing to spend it on non-Goodyear brand tires because of their diversity policy of being blackmailed by BLM.

Maybe the blimp can fly over the riots instead.

The President should publicly order the entire Executive Branch (who are all his employees) to cancel all contracts with Goodyear effective immediately, and ban all federal government purchases of Goodyear products. And he should publicly challenge them to sue him over it. They’ve declared war on him personally, as well as on half the country, and he should join the war with enthusiasm and all the bluster and bombast he is so skilled at bringing to everything. Let them know what war means.

No, I don’t think he’d actually win a lawsuit, but I’m not sure, and more to the point Goodyear’s business could not survive the bad publicity it would bring. It would bring home to half the country that Goodyear is consciously their enemy, and no damages they could win could possibly make up for that. And if they don’t know that now, they would learn it within ten minutes of consulting their legal department. I expect that such an announcement would be met with a quick apology.

Better still, the President should privately inform Goodyear of his intent to do this, unless they apologize first and change their policy. Give them a chance to avoid the sh*tstorm, but make sure they know that is their one chance.

    When I first started in aerospace procurement in the late 70’s, I vaguely recall the boilerplate contract provisions imposed through every purchase order – a requirement since we were building for the military. Buried deep in the requirements (IIRC) where provisions prohibiting purchase from any communist countries, organizations that were involved in ‘un American practices’, etc.

    I don’t know why the Gov’t couldn’t cancel all such contracts with GoodYear … that’s outright discrimination – if the company / corporation is going to wade into politics, it seems like the buyer whoever it be can decide to boycott suppliers who are engaging in practices detrimental / defamatory against the buyer.

    I darn sure won’t buy another Good Year product if the choice is mine to make.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to Milhouse. | August 19, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    As politics, the current candidate in office should “punch back twice as hard.” (Now, where did that notion come from …)

    As president, he absolutely should not wield the powers of the office for his political ends – that’s what he’s been accused of since before elected.

    As president, TheOrangeCrush should look at govt funding political positions n activity through purchases. Like spending w Goodyear is obviously political if they push BLM, n ban MAGA. Spending w orgs who’s unions have endorsed is similarly tainted. Having endorsing unions wrangling votes is a whole nother level of the same problem.

    We can’t have govt money n ops taking sides, as much as they want to; as much as they try to n get away with it when we’re not looking. “I won.” is not license to use the pen and phone to direct govt ops to yr political advantage.

      Milhouse in reply to BierceAmbrose. | August 20, 2020 at 12:56 am

      I agree 100% that the President should not wield the powers of the office for his political ends. But I don’t see this as a political end. He would not be trying to get Goodyear to support him, or even not to support Biden. That is their right. But declaring war on him, on half the country, and on American values is something else and I think it’s appropriate for him to use his office against that.

        BierceAmbrose in reply to Milhouse. | August 20, 2020 at 9:13 pm

        Well, we agree. Try not to fall off yr chair. I’m holdin on to mine ok so far.

        The problem is that as he does whatever on this, the prezzy has got to be unmistakably clear what’s leading the culture from the bully pulpit, what’s making the exec function w/in its sandbox, n what’s smash-mouth politics.

        It won’t be easy needle to thread. TheOrangeCrush speaks colloquially off the cuff. The poly-loyal opposition will be looking to willfully spin everything with the worst interpretation. And the current alternative, consistent with the prior admin n incumbent, is pitching blurring those three: elect us n we’ll use the powers of office n admin to advance yr cultural agenda.

      tom_swift in reply to BierceAmbrose. | August 20, 2020 at 11:50 am

      As president, he absolutely should not wield the powers of the office for his political ends

      Huh? It’s a political office. “Political ends” are the only ends it has. He’s not doing his job if he ignores political ends—all that would be left for him to do all day is launch ships and kiss babies.

      He shouldn’t abuse the office to enhance his personal ends. And he isn’t doing so. He has of course been accused of it, but he’s been accused of just about everything, so that’s of no great moment.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

Pull up next to the average police cruiser and look at the wheels. There is a better than even chance the tires on those wheels are Goodyear RS-As. The’ve been a staple for LE agencies for well over a decade.

How timely. Both the car and truck are ready for new rubber.

One thing is for sure now, THEY WILL NOT BE GOOD YEAR TIRES.

Current sets are Generals and Continentals.

BierceAmbrose | August 19, 2020 at 8:07 pm

“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace …” What a pile of mealy-mouthed crap.

– When various parties, campaigns, movements, n organizations have appropriated particular terms n slogans *the terms are political.*

– When one of the “non-political” terms is the actual name of an actual political organization, which leadership calls themselves “trained Marxists” *it’s political.*

– Values vary; their expression even more. If you wanna declare particular values part of working there, go for it. Tbat’s not real “inclusive.”


My GMC Canyon came with goodyears. It’s time to get new tires and I was talking to a buddy who also has a Canyon last Friday.
We both agreed the goodyear Wranglers held up fairly well and that we’re probably going to replace with the same tire.
Not now, now I’m going with Cooper Evolutions. Probably sometime next week I’ll get them.
I let goodyear know also. And when I decide to get a new vehicle I’ll specify that there should not be any goodyear tires on it or I will not take delivery.

So, Some, Select Black Lives Matter. Goodyear has adopted the Pro-Choice diversity and exclusion dogma. Is this an admission of their moral/ethical dismissal of liability for All Lives, Baby Lives?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to n.n. | August 20, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    The problem is that Goodyear has chose to promote the least deserving black liars.

have had eagles on a couple of our horses for years–like them a lot, especially in the rain–guess will have to start looking at pilots when replacement time comes around–such blatant hypocrisy from such a legendary american company–lord–get woke, go broke–their choice–am frankly sick of it myself

This is what happens when open Pandora’s Sphincter.

I would not believe anything any large corporation says. They have become like so many businesses – so obsessed with creating “new markets” they ignore the folks who have bought their products for years without requiring anything of them other than a decent product.

GOODYEAR and so many others deserve to suffer.

I think their tires are third rank so I would not buy them anyway. But I hope others find a better product from a less stupid company.

If this is the state of the US corporation – let them die a needed death.

Note to Goodyear. Your corporate virtue signaling is horse hockey. Obviously it is your decision to support “social justice” but that means support for BLM, which is a political group. The group leadership is publicly Marxist and calls for the destruction of capitalism, advocates political causes such as defund policing, destroying the nuclear family. At least one of BLM leadership, albeit in Canada, has publicly stated that Blacks are racially superior.

So in point of fact, you are not only advocating for your corporations’ eventual demise but making a political declaration, and violating employee’s right to freedom of speech.

This behavior on the part of your corporate officers may or may not have had the approval of your board of directors or shareholders. In any case, this is one shareholder who does not believe that Goodyear was not aware of the content of the presentation. Voting with my dollars, I’m divesting your stock.

A perennial problem in business is that your employees will arrange their jobs to suit their convenience. Not yours, not your customer’s. It’s up to the boss to stay on top of that.

Similarly, corporate America will perform its job in the way which minimizes headaches. So they all act like sheep, running away from whichever dog is yapping the loudest. From the employee’s standpoint, that makes perfect sense. The progressive Left has always been good at loud yapping. To beat them at that game, opponents have to yap louder. The sheep won’t wander in the right direction all by themselves.

Only a fool or someone with no other options gives business to a company that supports political view that they oppose!

Wise business leaders do not let their companies get involves in politics.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 20, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Just got an email feom Walgreens Wellness. One of the adtucoes? “Lets Talk About Systemic Racism in Healthcare”

Lrts not.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | August 20, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Yep, we have a group which make short term decisions from cradle to grave, complaining that consequences of their health decisions are systemic racism. The real problem is systemic stupidity.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 20, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      I just sent Walgreen’s a conventional mail to their customer relations department.

      The shame is, I really have no good alternative. I travel now and then, and refills of prescriptions anywhere in the nation is handy. The only other national one on the preferred list with my provider is WalMart, and I just have an odd feeling about their pharmacies. I’m not a WalMart snob; I shop there for a lot of things. But, the pharmacy…? I dunno…

        Walmart Pharmacy is no different from any other pharmacy… other than being consistently cheaper for most prescriptions than everywhere else in our area. But, like any big chain, there are tight outlets and slovenly outlets. Don’t be dissuaded.

          Don’t forget there is also Walmart Mail Order pharmacy out of TX, where one can get a 90-day supply of a select list of meds for $10, delivered to your home, cheaper than most drug plans these days. An example is Levothyroxine a widely used thyroid hormone.

Now we have audio of the presentation

cleanup from the Goodyear President

does Goodyear require uniforms on the work floor? if Goodyear provided uniforms for the employees to wear at work they would have these types of issues