White employees of AT&T have been told to read an article saying that they are racist, are told to confess to their ‘white privilege’ and acknowledge ‘systemic racism,’ and must engage with set texts or else they will be penalized in their performance reviews.
As the Daily Mail first reported John Stankey, the CEO of AT&T, wrote to the company’s 230,000 employees in an April 2021 email, obtained by journalist Christopher Rufo and published on his website.
Stankey, who took over as CEO in July 2020, urged his workers to make the most of the resources provided by AT&T’s anti-racism portal.
‘As individuals, we can make a difference by doing our part to advance racial equity and justice for all,’ he wrote.
‘If you are looking for tools to better educate and inform yourself on racial equality, resources are available at Listen. Understand. Act.
‘We also encourage you to actively participate in our recently launched Equality First learning experience, a new initiative to increase awareness and action around our value to Stand for Equality.’
One senior employee told journalist Christopher Rufo that staff at AT&T were pressured to engage with the portal
Imagine the nerve of these people peddling this racist stuff when the board of directors is predominantly white. Sometimes words fail me.
Just look at the photo below:
— Yesi 💕 (@yesisworld) October 29, 2021
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