Walmart CEO makes staff take race-based training that teaches ‘white is not right’

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More than 1,000 Walmart executives have had to undergo race-based training that forces them to confront their “white privilege” and asserts that white people are guilty of “white supremacy thinking,” claims a whistleblower.


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The training program was launched in 2018 under President and CEO Doug McMillon through the Racial Equity Institute, a North Carolina-based firm that works with universities, government agencies and corporations.

McMillon made the program mandatory for execs, and it is also recommended to the company’s hourly-wage employees, according to documents leaked to City Journal .

The program reportedly kicks off with the claim that the U.S. is a “white-supremacy system” designed by white Europeans “for the purpose of assigning and maintaining white skin access to power and privilege.”

It adds that white Americans have been subjected to “racist conditioning,” and the country’s history has been dealing with oppression for far too long.


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According to the whistleblower, discussions about racist conditioning are then conducted in racially segregated groups because different races have “their own work to do in understanding and addressing racism.”

Employees who are racial minorities suffer from “constructed racist oppression” and “internalized racial inferiority” and begin to believe all the negative messages they receive as persons of colour or, as the documents state, “myths promoted by the racist system.”

Trainers are allegedly taught about the struggles of employees of colour, all while being made to feel guilty of “white privilege” and “internalized racial superiority.”


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Nutshell? By promoting “white supremacy thinking,” it is “damaging to both people of colour and to white people.”

Despite Walmart’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, only one of its top executives is a person of colour, and the majority of its vice-presidents are white.

Walmart confirmed that the company has worked with the Racial Equity Institute on “a number of training sessions since 2018” and has “found these sessions to be thought-provoking and constructive,” reported the publication.

Going forward, white executives, managers and trainers need to change their way of thinking, and replace the belief that “white is not right” with “white can do right.”


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