You’ve probably heard the kerfuffle about Coca-Cola telling their employees to “Be less white.” And they did, sort of, but the full story offers more schadenfreude than two whole weeks of Daily Duhs:
Seems Coca-Cola paid Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, Ph.D., MBA, a lot of money to host a LinkedIn Learning online training program for Coca-Cola employees, with nifty Powerpoint slides and charts and stuff, all of which encouraged them to feel bad for being white.
(By the way: How does that work? Did they send out a memo that said, “If you’re white, stop working after lunch tomorrow and watch this training video for the rest of the day. If you’re not white, keep working”?)
It gets better: Dr. Borysenko put together her expensive slideshow by stealing it. Yep! Robin DiAngelo, Ph.D. and author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, had no idea what was happening until she started getting requests for comments about the training seminar, and she had lots of comments, such as “I did not create this seminar,” “I did not give anyone permission to use my work like this,” and “This seminar does not represent my views or the views expressed in my book at all!”
(By the way 2: Why are all these people white, but somehow also experts on what it’s like not to be white?)
So Coca-Cola hastily announced that although they paid for the training video they had no idea what was in the training video, and LinkedIn Learning hastily deleted the training video, and DiAngelo devoted the entire home page of her site to a message saying, “I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STUPID TRAINING VIDEO AT COCA-COLA!”, and Dr. Borysenko’s home page says nothing about the seminar (although it does say “Donate & Support My Content,” which takes almost as much gall as the guy who murdered his parents, then pleaded for mercy during his trial because he was an orphan).
My favorite slide from the seminar says, “Research shows that by age 3 to 4, children understand that it is better to be white.”
No they don’t. 3- and 4‑year-old kids are too smart to buy into all this critical race theory crap. To get that stupid you have to rack up at least an MBA and a Ph.D.
To end on a happier note: Buddy Brown wrote us a hilarious song about the whole mess.