by Alex Parker
Coca-Cola — it’s almost as American as apple pie.
I never thought I’d see the day when it was banned, but now I have.
As I covered in February, the soft drink giant made a bold move: It decided to convince employees to be less white.
Assistance in the effort was found via “Confronting Racism with Robin DiAngelo,” a virtual training course.
Robin’s website lays out her point of view:
- Racism is the foundation of Western society; we are socialized into a racial hierarchy
- All of us are shaped by the forces of racism; no one is exempt
- All white people benefit from the racial hierarchy, regardless of intentions
- No one chose to be socialized into racism (so no one is “bad”)
- Racism must be continually identified, analyzed and challenged; no one is ever done
- The question is not if racism is at play, but how is it at play?
- The racial hierarchy is invisible and taken for granted for most white people
Coke provided ways to be “less white,” meaning the following:
- Be less oppressive
- Be less arrogant
- Be less certain
- Be less defensive
- Be less ignorant
- Be more humble
- Break with apathy
- Break with solidarity
Read the rest at redstate.com.