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AT&T Corp Creates ‘Race Reeducation’ Program Telling White Employees They Are The Problem

AT&T Corp Creates ‘Race Reeducation’ Program Telling White Employees They Are The Problem

“Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated”

Critical Race Theory and programs that push it are all the rage in American corporate culture right now. They give companies the ability to insulate themselves from criticism from the far left.

We recently noted this is happening at Walmart. Now we are learning of a similar development at AT&T.

Once again, it is Chris Rufo who uncovered it.

He writes at City Journal:

“White People, You Are the Problem”

AT&T Corporation has created a racial reeducation program that promotes the idea that “American racism is a uniquely white trait” and boosts left-wing causes such as “reparations,” “defund police,” and “trans activism.”

I have obtained a cache of internal documents about the company’s initiative, called Listen Understand Act, which is based on the core principles of critical race theory, including “intersectionality,” “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” and “white fragility.” CEO John Stankey launched the program last year and, subsequently, has told employees that private corporations such as AT&T have an “obligation to engage on this issue of racial injustice” and push for “systemic reforms in police departments across the country.”

According to a senior employee, who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity, managers at AT&T are now assessed annually on diversity issues, with mandatory participation in programs such as discussion groups, book clubs, mentorship programs, and race reeducation exercises. White employees, the source said, are tacitly expected to confess their complicity in “white privilege” and “systemic racism,” or they will be penalized in their performance reviews.

As part of the overall initiative, employees are asked to sign a loyalty pledge to “keep pushing for change,” with suggested “intentions” such as “reading more about systemic racism” and “challenging others’ language that is hateful.” “If you don’t do it,” the senior employee says, “you’re [considered] a racist.” AT&T did not respond when asked for comment.

Rufo has posted a long thread about this on Twitter:

This ideology has swept through American corporations like wildfire. It’s an industry unto itself.

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The Friendly Grizzly | October 29, 2021 at 11:10 am

Well none of the major telephone carriers are innocent in all of this racial nonsense, AT&T must still think they have some sort of a monopoly. I’m wondering how many people are willing to drop their service if they possibly can?

    It’s true — all of the corporations are jumping on this racist, idiotic “CRT” train. There are no real alternatives, because none of these companies are innocent in this matter. I stick with AT&T because their service coverage is good, they offer pretty good foreign travel options, and, they pay a decent dividend.

It’s racist that mobile phone stores keep phones locked in a safe in the back.

White liberals feeling guilty about something they didn’t do telling minorities they are victims of something they never suffered. Not all whites enjoyed the privileges of some.

How is this not creating a hostile work environment?

Perhaps a class action lawsuit on behalf of all AT&T’s white employees is in order?

These woke corporations are allowing a tiny minority of twitter scolds to drag them around by the nose… they need to start getting hit back right in the wallet.

    guyjones in reply to Paul. | October 29, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Agreed. This “CRT” nonsense being imposed in corporate settings needs to be fought tooth, nail and claw with EEOC and federal labor law claims. Contrary to the Dhimmi-crats’ myopic and incorrect view, federal labor and civil rights laws inure to the benefit of all Americans, not merely those “of color.”

      UserP in reply to guyjones. | October 29, 2021 at 1:14 pm

      Agree with you completely. CRT is dangerous and is getting worse every day. I don’t know where it will lead exactly but it won’t turn out well. South Africa is probably is fair approximation.

    JHogan in reply to Paul. | October 29, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Wrote my comment before reading yours. We’re on the same page.

    Martin in reply to Paul. | October 29, 2021 at 11:59 am

    That was my immediate thought. Some law firm surely wants a bunch of AT&T’s money.

AT&T management should concentrate more on getting their stock price up, and less on this utterly insane, racist and contemptible tribal indoctrination. Totally misplaced priorities.

    Martin in reply to guyjones. | October 29, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Or just improving their service. I have never understood the “diversity” training crap. We should focus on why we are much more the same than different. If all you focus on is differences then you cannot create esprit de corps in your organization. Without that at some level, progress is difficult.

AT&T, and other companies that do this, are creating a hostile workplace that divides employees by race, pitting one group against the other, labelling people in one group as racists, and the other oppressed by them, based solely on the color of their skin.

Grounds for a lawsuit?

    divemedic in reply to JHogan. | October 30, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Counting on the courts to stop this nonsense is a poor strategy. The judges and the jury pool are just as divided as the general public. This is the largest political divide this nation has faced since 1860.

Yup 42 USC s 1981 racially hostile work environment.

The goal of this is to convince blacks that they are victims and are powerless to change their circumstances, thus keeping them perpetually under some political yoke. It would be like someone telling an alcoholic that they are the victim of “big alcohol” and thus are unable to do anything about their situation. Fortunately, AA teaches personal responsibility and accountability, and for millions this is no longer the case. But were a similar empowerment program to emerge within the black community, I am sure that well meaning white liberals and race hustlers would shut it down toot suite. Fixing oneself by asking another to change their behavior has never worked, ever.

LibraryGryffon | October 29, 2021 at 12:18 pm

This is how you get normal, non-racist folk to start cooperating with the Aryan Nation and others of that ilk. They may not be joining them but at some point when you both have the same enemy…

If I ultimately have to choose a side I’d rather be with those who I disagree with for saying others are evil or Untermenschen than those who I disagree with for saying *I’m* the evil Untermensch.

I’d like to believe that most people are like me, and want to get rid of both lots of idiots.

Someone is intentionally working us up to a race war. Cui bono?

Jealousy is for losers. Applying that, it’s easy to see who the losers are.

Every decent person can agree racism doesn’t belong in our society. Of course, the real problem is that leftists are not fighting to eradicate racism, but to prop up one form of racism above all others as acceptable and encouraged.

The Friendly Grizzly | October 29, 2021 at 1:15 pm

Decades ago, the only way to the top for a black man at AT&T was to be an elevator operator. They started affirmative action under government threat. Fine, they should’ve stuck with it. Now this whole new thing is so completely ridiculous I don’t believe it. Actually, I do believe it. The country I grew up in is gone. This is exactly the sort of thing that’s eventually going to lead us into being another South Africa or Rhodesia.

I remember working for AT&T and even advancing the white male arts a little in math and physics. Google should memory-hole it.

Some white people only feel good if they feel guilty about being white. And they only feel really, really good if they think they can make other white people feel even more miserable than they are.

I don’t get it. I’m just fine being happy with my life. Here’s how lucky I am. I live in a county in Texas where I have to put my car through a smog inspection every year. My check engine light is on. The code says my catalytic converters are bad. So I call the Texas government agency that is appropriate.

If it has an EPA number, the replacement part is legal. If it has a CARB number it’s definitely good.

While shopping for the replacement exhaust parts I came across a 62mm throttle body with a CARB E.O. number. Score! It’s important if you’re modifying the exhaust to keep the intake side balanced. And vice versa. I learned that from a SEABEE when planning for disaster relief. We were wondering how to feed all those people. He was thinking of latrines.

I know Africans. Not self-styled “African-Americans.” Africans. They think American-Africans are ridiculous.

But if a bunch of stupid Americans want to go to Africa and “reconnect” with the people who enslaved them, and ride around on air conditioned buses and stay in air conditioned hotels when the actual Africans can’t afford that ****, they’ll gladly take their money.

But they (I don’t want to over generalize; some of the Africans who have offered me opinions) think these people are bizarre creatures. Why, they wonder, aren’t they grateful for what they have? Instead of hating the country that made them rich enough to afford vacations most Africans can only dream of.

I don’t understand how people can’t love this country. And the world we all created.

I’m 58. I am dating a 24 y.o. smoking hot goddess. Who happens to be half black. I didn’t know this because my mind doesn’t immediately run to race. At the end of the day, we’re just two people.

This is what my family moved from Salerno to get. I have it. I don’t feel the least bit guilty about fulfilling my family’s dream. I stand on the shoulders of giants and I feel pretty ****ing good about it.

“Neil Diamond Coming To America”

Hey? Anyone want to tell all those Haitians marching north through Mexico how f***ing racist this country is? So they can turn back before it’s too late?

    JHogan in reply to Arminius. | October 29, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Might work if they didn’t think that if they get turned back they may be eligible for up to $490k in ‘reparations’.

Diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment) breeds adversity. That said, the Pro-Choice religion denies women and men’s dignity and agency, and reduces human life to a negotiable asset.

    Antifundamentalist in reply to n.n. | October 29, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    One is much the same as the other. People telling other people what they should think and do, inserting themselves into things that are not their business, and enforcing their own ideology onto someone else in the name of “what’s right” – at least, according to them.

Antifundamentalist | October 29, 2021 at 3:25 pm

I wonder how many minorities are on their board of directors? Or is this just more woke condescension and hypocrisy?

Ohio Historian | October 29, 2021 at 5:43 pm

Why does AT&T therefore not have a black CEO and board of directors if white people are such a problem? Go use a search engine and look for “pictures management at&t”. The whiteness is blinding.

Delano Squires had it perfect on Tucker Carlson:
“White lieberals seeking absolution for sins they didn’t commit, and black lieberals seeking empathy for injustices they didn’t endure”

I think the CEO should set an example and replace himself with a Black woman; that way, he’ll have all the boxes checked. I worked for ATT many years ago in their Construction division where all the guys came up stringing poles or working underground. Wonder what they’re all thinking, although they’re thanking God they’ve retired already.

For anyone who is against social media regulation

Don’t you wish AT&T was completely unregulated and got to determine service based on if you are with their radical racial and gender agenda, discriminate in how good a service they provide based on your politics and arrange who is permitted to say what on telephone with the other telephone monopolies which will together buy out any small competitor?

Come on I’m sure preventing them from banning you from use of any tech stopped them from making phones operate .0005% faster.

This story illustrates how important it is to begin regulation of social media.

    CommoChief in reply to Danny. | October 30, 2021 at 11:33 am

    How about simply enforcing a policy/statute of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, ideology, country of origin, orientation for all corporations? For any ‘carrier’ whether Telegraph or Web they can provide service to all comers without regard to content, so long as the content is otherwise lawful.

    Allowing Congress to regulate means the lobbyists will capture the regulators to stifle competition to benefit the monopoly players. Keep it simple and easily discernable without any gray areas; hard and fast clear bright lines.

Every single white employee should quit or join a lawsuit for racism and discrimination