The Walt Disney Company is the latest mega-corporation to push critical race theory. The Disney empire, which has a reported net worth of $122 billion, is asking employees to complete a "white privilege checklist," and insists America was founded on "systemic racism," according to newly leaked documents.
The Walt Disney Company recently introduced a "diversity and inclusion" program titled "Reimagine Tomorrow," which is described as an "anti-racism discussion guide" and an "allyship for race consciousness," according to materials published by journalist Christopher F. Rufo. The corporate training module for the anti-racism guide asks: "What can I do about racism?"
Rufo says there are Disney training modules on "systemic racism," "white privilege," "white fragility," "white saviors," "microaggressions," and "anti-racism."
Disney says America has a "long history of systemic racism and transphobia." The training manual tells employees to "recognize your colleagues are also processing the ways in which the pandemic is disproportionately affecting the Black community." The guide instructs employees to "take ownership of educating [themselves] about structural anti-Black racism" by seeking out "Black authors, journalists, and organizations." However, employees should "not rely on [their] Black colleagues to educate [them]," because it is "emotionally taxing."
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The company that rose to fame from a cartoon mouse demands employees to "work through feelings of guilt, shame, and defensiveness to understand what is beneath them and what needs to be healed." The guide commands non-black employees not to "question of debate Black colleagues' lived experience."
"Avoid conflating the Black experience with other communities of color," the training module reportedly states. "While other people of color are subject to racism, there is a unique history that has led to anti-Black racism and the ways in which that shows up."
Disney, one of the largest media conglomerates on the planet that owns ABC, ESPN, Touchstone Pictures, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, prescribes that employees should reject "equality" and "equal treatment," but instead strive for "equity," "where we focus on the equality of the outcome, not the equality of the experience by taking individual needs and skills into account."
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Disney sponsored a "21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge" in partnership with the YWCA, which is a women's organization "on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities." The YWCA states, "The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership."
According to Rufo, Disney provides a collection of "anti-racist" resources, including "75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice," "Your Kids Are Not Too Young to Talk About Race," and the Black Lives Matter website.
The first article recommends that white employees "defund the police," "participate in reparations," "decolonize your bookshelf," "don't gentrify neighborhoods," "find and join a local 'white space,'" and "donate to anti-white supremacy work such as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter." The second article encourages parents to commit to "raising race-consciousness in children" and argues that "even babies discriminate" against members of other races. The resource includes a graphic that claims that babies show the first signs of racism at 3 months old and white children become "strongly biased in favor whiteness" by age 4.
White Disney employees are asked to complete a "white privilege checklist," where people can select "privileges" such as: "I am white," "I am heterosexual," "I am a man," "I still identity as the gender I was born in," "I have never been raped," "I don't rely on public transportation," and "I have never been called a terrorist."
Disney says employees must "pivot" from "norm of white dominate culture" to "something different," such as "building a bigger pie" and "collectivism."
Next, participants are asked to complete a “white privilege checklist”: “I am white,” I am heterosexual,” “I am a m… https://t.co/VsVqmNw30J— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️)1620434711.0
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As part of its "anti-racism" campaign, the Mickey Mouse corporation created racially segregated "affinity groups" for minority employees, with the goal of achieving "culturally-authentic insights." The Latino group is named "Hola," the Asian group is named "Compass," and the black group is named "Wakanda," according to documents provided by whistleblowers.
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The training guides didn't seem to mention Disney's close ties with the Chinese Communist Party, which has a history of human rights violations, or how it might be seen as "problematic" that Disney filmed the movie "Mulan" in the Xinjiang province of China, where approximately 1 million Uighur Muslims are believed to be held in concentration camps by the CCP government.