Coca-Cola Training Encouraged Employees to ‘Be Less White’

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Uh oh. Pepsi fans may have an advantage amidst the ongoing Pepsi vs. Coke feud as Coca-Cola faces backlash for encouraging employees to “Try to be less white.” 

A training video created by Robin DiAngelo for a LinkedIn Learning seminar circulated the internet over the weekend. Supposedly, Coca-Cola employees watched the lecture which had slides about confronting racism, trying to break white solidarity, and being overall “less white.” 

The slides were tweeted by Karlyn Borysenko who is an organizational psychologist and anti-critical race theory activist. She posted four slides that she received from an internal whistleblower who is Latino and, later, Borysenko posted a YouTube video walk-through of said slides.

The first slide indicated what the seminar was about: “Understanding What it Means to Be White, Challenging What it Means to Be Racist.” So, right off the bat, the slides indicate that being too white (or white at all) is an issue. 

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Borsyenko’s video showed an additional slide to her tweeted images that explained the need for continual practices on anti-race training. It advocated for “Monthly affinity groups,” “ongoing professional development” and even “revamped interview questions that address racial issues.”

Another slide said, “In the U.S. and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white.” 

The next slide implied that white people are oppressive, arrogant, ignorant, and lacked apathy. In and of itself, that slide, and the entire lecture, is racist. 

The last slide that Borsysenko shared literally said, “Try to be less white.”

Conservative twitter was quick to point out the hypocrisy and possible illegality of the presentation.

Conservative author and political activist Candace Owens said she hopes Coca-Cola employees sue the company for “blatant racism and discrimination.”

Republican Party official Harmeet K. Dhillon first tweeted, “Wut…. this seems like blatant racial discrimination to this employment lawyer” in response to Borsyenko’s slide images. Then, less than half an hour later she tweeted this: 

While Coca-Cola did not post the video themselves, they do utilize these LinkedIn Learning resources. After the scandal broke, they put out a statement addressing the issue:

Our Better Together global training is part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace. It is comprised of a number of short vignettes, each a few minutes long. The training includes access to the LinkedIn Learning platform on a variety of topics, including on diversity, equity and inclusion. The video in question was accessible on the LinkedIn Learning platform but was not part of the company’s curriculum. We will continue to listen to our employees and refine our learning programs as appropriate.

Coca-Cola’s denied adding the “try to be less white” training to the curriculum but did say they allowed employee access to it. They also said they would listen to their employees and “refine our learning programs as appropriate” which is essentially their confession that they messed up.

Despite Coca-Cola denying that the lecture was required, it was removed shortly after the scandal erupted. Fishy …

It’s ironic that the cancel culture-loving mainstream media as well as most left-wing outlets have steered clear of the issue. If, however, the training encouraged employees to “Try to be less black,” I don’t think they would be so quiet.

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21 Comments

    1. Haven’t for decades now I drink Pappy Van Winkles and have been healthy for the same amount of time!!!

      1. OLd Crow works for me, after a bunch of coffee, but NEVER Coke!!!! I am really hoping this backfires on Coca-Cola big time. Anyone else remember the ‘Black Like Me’ book and movie of the 70s. White guy darkens his skin to show how the Black (at the time African-American) population lived under White suppression?

  1. I would say be less black if anything, It’s not the whites that are doing damage, we all have the right, black, white, yellow, brown, male, female, other, Christian , Atheist , other, Catholic, protestant, Jewish, other, we have the right not to like any of these or all of these or love them all or some of them, we have the freedom of speech to condemn some of those we may not agree with, but we do not have the right to hit, mug, fight, throw rocks at, shoot, etc……. so again perhaps the so called Blacks need to adjust, but to me i try not to see race but friendships formed by all, but many times those who complain like the blacks are today don’t want these friendships (funny though, how many black males will date and make love with white women) over black women. We need govt out of our lives except to enforce the constitution and read it as it was written so many years ago. and when it said all men are created equal, that also did not apply to women, Today if anyone speaks out agianst women, men of any and all races) then the man is accused of sexual discrimination. Our nation has fallen to its lowest point ever in history because of the EVIL LIBERAL DEMONRAT PARTY.

    1. If Coca Cola or any other co. had told employees to try and be less black…..the media would be in a rage and the buildings they operate would be in flames. This is disgustingly racist in the worse way. I will cease to buy their products, or anyone else’s who take this kind of politics and influence into their business. Boycott COKE !

    2. I will not Apologize

      I will not apologize for being born with white skin. I will not apologize for being a Christian. I will not apologize for supporting Family values AND I will not apologize for being a PATRIOTIC CONSERVATIVE that supports our constitution and the rule of law!!

      I personally do not attack anyone else’s race, beliefs, or what they do in their lives as long as they do not break laws, harm other people or impose their beliefs on others under the guise of Political Correctness using government force.

      I am sick and tired of being assailed for any of the above, and will proudly continue to be who and what I am. FYI there are millions like me so you might want to adjust your own attitude, as I change for no one!!!

      Political Correctness is a manipulative tool employed by the left for centralizing power to end all debate on all subjects frowned upon by the one dimensional regressive LIEberal left!! That way they needn’t have to have the means to defend their agenda just employ the standard deflective tools ingrained in the vacuum between their ears!!

      Political Correctness has the power to dictate one’s policies onto everyone else!!

      Political Correctness is meant to silence those who disagree with one dimensional regressive hypocritical politically correct socialist-communist Lieberal doctrine/tenet!!

      Politically correct language… is designed to make abominable actions (being QUEER) acceptable, lies sound truthful, murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to hot air. Pure wind.

      Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

      Political Correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance

      Political Correctness is fascism pretending to be Manners

      Political Correctness is the art of employing euphemisms, lies, emotionalism, and fear mongering to dupe people into accepting or even demanding their own enslavement!!!

      Wiley’s Dictionary Definition of Political Correctness — Silence the logical conclusion of politically correct speech.

      I don’t give a damn what you think of or call me I REFUSE to bow to Political Correctness and change for no one!!!

    3. Blacks are like the Muslims, they don’t get along with anyone. Both are self-assured of their superiority, that everyone else can’t stand them!

  2. So sad to see another company bowing down to political correctness. I’m only one person, but Coke just lost my business. I was proud to collect Coke memorobelia, but i’m now getting rid of it all—I’ m just too white to clutter my home with this sh*t. I hope this offends someone at Coke.

  3. Hey Coca Cola….you want me to be less white….how about I’ll be less green, green around my wallet, when ever Coke products are sold or offered. This political B.S. has just about run the course with me and will no longer tolerate this crap from anyone or any entity.
    The rest of those that feel the same, keep the powder dry…. it’s coming.

  4. There are better products to clean your battery terminals or remove rust than the gut acid coke sells.
    No need to spend one penny for any Coke product, including their other drinks etc. And you are correct … Screw them and their racist left wing, pussy ass, crap.
    Keep your powder dry….

    1. It never ceases to amaze me that all those pathetic losers in their feeble and vain attempt to make themselves feel good about their pathetic existence always revert pejorative labeling and denigration of those who are successful. (being less white is a PRIME example)

      It is obvious they believe by doing so as if somehow by magic all their fears and frustration of being pathetic losers will magically disappear. News flash snowflakes, it ain’t gonna happen!!!

      Everyone (but our LIEberal “friends”) knows nothing will ever change with that attitude, but like all typical LIEberal losers, these clowns continue to do the same things over and over hoping for different results. You should know but obviously don’t, if one always do what one has always done one will always get what one always got!!!

      Our LIEberal snowflake “friends” have had the same opportunities to succeed that others who were born in America had. However they decided to squander those opportunities with the attitude that they are OWED. Another News Flash no one OWES anyone anything!!!

      There is nothing wrong with being immodest (egotistical) regarding ones success. No one has attained success without tenacity motivation sacrifice and hard work, no one!! I have found that success never comes to look for you while you wait around. One has to get up and work at making their dreams come true.

      Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. I took those risks and made those sacrifices my LIEberal snowflake “friends” would never consider doing, and that is why they are failures!!!

      Failure is easy to attain all one need to do become a failure is do nothing. Michelangelo once said “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” You my LIEberal snowflake “friends” have yet to set ANY goals!!!
      Most people like my LIEberal snowflake “friends” who are failures in life miss opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work. Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy

      So since our LIEberal snowflake “friends” like to denigrate/malign my and others success I feel obligated to inform you that I have never accomplished anything of tangible value or acquired what I have by accident.

      No one gave me a thing I had to work for what I have. It’s time for our LIEberal “friends” to stop the excuses and MAN UP and take personal responsibility and why you would want to continue your desire to flaunt your being a miserable failure is a mystery for the ages

      As I stated earlier No one gave me a thing. What I have I earned on my own, and unlike my LIEberal snowflake “friends” I didn’t sit on my ass waiting for the government to make me rich!!! The reason you snowflakes are envious is because you settled for less while I didn’t!!!

      97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who never gave up
      If your answer for everyone to address their failures is more government – You are an alcoholic who is trying to drink yourself sober!!!

  5. I laugh when someone tries to label me as “racist” (I am white). I just tell them, “Not me. I hate everyone equally”. If they don’t like it, too bad. They can go pound sand.

  6. This blatant racism by Coke-Cola is intolerable and Robin DiAngelo, creator of the video, should be terminated, with prejudice, immediately. Coca-Cola has created a split where none existed and this is as racist as are The Congressional Black Caucus, Black Lives matter, and the NAACP!

  7. Well it looks like it’s time to stop using CocaCola products. Shame that these companies are ran by dim bulbs who have no backbone and kowtow to the left’s whims. We are right now before our very eyes watching the destruction of the United States of America. Very sad!!!!!

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