Verizon is using its “Race & Social Justice” initiatives, which kicked off shortly after the death of George Floyd in May 2020, to push critical race theory and other leftist propaganda on its employees.
According to a report in Christopher F. Rufo’s City Journal, Verizon is actively pushing anti-American curriculum, speeches, and other “race reeducation programs” on its employees. In addition to telling workers that America is a fundamentally racist nation filled with “systemic racism” and “white fragility,” Verizon used several other training modules such as the “Conscious Inclusion & Anti-Racism” program to force workers to examine their “privilege” and discover whether they are an “oppressor” or “oppressed” using key tenets of critical race theory.
Employees are also commanded to use an “elaborate racial-etiquette system,” which cautions against “microaggressions,” “microinequities,” and “indirect expressions of racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, or another form of prejudice” that could make colleagues “feel different, violated, or unsafe.”
“Members of the privileged classes must instead engage in the ‘lifelong process’ of demonstrating ‘accountability with marginalized individuals,’” Rufo explained.
Despite the fact that the telecommunications giant made billions in revenue during 2020, the Verizon curriculum also featured several interviews and speeches repeating how bad the United States and capitalism are.
In one speech “set to dramatic piano music and intercut with footage of the ‘Central Park dog walker’ Amy Cooper,” Verizon’s former global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer Ramcess Jean-Louis claimed black men are “viewed as less than” and “inferior” in the United States. He also claimed Americans have “weaponized White privilege” and endangered racial minorities.
Verizon vice president David Hubbard also interviewed critical race theory peddler Khalil Muhammad, who called for a complete overhaul of America’s “racist” founding and said that companies “exploiting poor people in low-income communities” is reminiscent of slavery.
“This isn’t just Marxist talking points,” Muhammad reportedly said. “It’s just the fact.”
The wireless network is just one of the many companies during last year’s summer of rage that committed time and resources to activist organizations. While Verizon did not announce a donation directly to Black Lives Matter, it did commit to giving “$10 million to aid organizations dedicated to equality and social justice” and promised to amp up “diversity and inclusion across all spectrums because it makes us and the world better.”
Verizon did not immediately respond to The Federalist’s request for comment.