Coca-Cola is staging training seminars for employees, stressing for the need to “try to be less white,” with instructions to “be less oppressive, be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be less ignorant.”
The program, “Confronting Racism. Understanding what it means to be white. Challenging what it means to be racist,” is available online by Robin DiAngelo, who also authored the 2018 book “White Fragility.”
The company confirmed it was conducting the seminars, according to TheStreet.com, to which a spokesperson stated the program was “part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace.” The report did not say if the training was mandatory.
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