AT&T important race theory training states white workers ‘the problem’: report
AT&T offers employees training that calls bigotry a “distinctively white trait”– and tells white staff members that they “are the issue,” according to a report based on dripped documents.
The telecom giant’s “Listen. Understand. Act” training is based on core principles of crucial race theory, including “systemic bigotry,” “white benefit” and “white fragility,” according to City Journal’s Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Workers are encouraged to study resources, including one that asks, “White America, if you wish to know who’s responsible for bigotry, appearance in the mirror,” Rufo said.
” White individuals, you are the problem,” the short article supposedly informs staff members of why the United States is a “racist society.”
” No matter how much you state you dislike racism, you are the sole reason it has actually flourished for centuries,” author Dahleen Glanton composes, firmly insisting that “American racism is a distinctively white characteristic” and that “Black individuals can not be racist,” according to the report.
Workers are also encouraged to take part in a “21-Day Racial Equity Practice Obstacle” that relies on the ideas of “whiteness,” “white privilege,” and “white supremacy,” Rufo said.
Staff members must “do one action [each day for 21 days] to further [their] understanding of power, advantage, supremacy, injustice, and equity,” the challenge says.
AT&T’s CEO, John Stankey, introduced the program last year, telling staff they have an “responsibility to engage on this issue of racial oppression,” Rufo stated.
” White people, you are the problem.” Getty Images Rufo said he got the files from a senior employee who told him that AT&T managers are now assessed yearly on diversity problems.
White employees are “tacitly expected to confess their complicity in ‘white privilege’ and ‘systemic racism,'” and asked to sign a loyalty pledge to “keep pressing for change,” Rufo said the whistleblower informed him.
” If you do not do it … you’re [thought about] a racist,” the senior employee presumably stated.
A spokesman for AT&T informed The Post Friday that all the resources were used totally on “on a voluntary basis” as part of the company’s mission to “build an office that is civil, inclusive and understanding.”
The associate ripped Rufo’s report as “filled with misinformation and errors, consisting of the ridiculous claim that we need workers to participate in ‘race reeducation’ exercises.”
” This is blatantly false,” the representative told The Post.
” We just supply staff members with resources they can use on a voluntary basis to help with conversations that are necessary to them, our customers and the neighborhoods we serve,” the rep said.
” Whether a staff member uses these resources or not depends on them, and does not impact their yearly efficiency ranking.
” We have a long and happy history of valuing diversity, equality, and inclusion, and will continue to do so.”
Released at Fri, 29 Oct 2021 20:24:10 +0000