'You're the problem': 에서&T는 백인 인종차별주의자라는 직원 기사를 보여줍니다.

‘You are the problem’: 에서&T tells white staff they are racist, asks them to confess their ‘white privilegeand to promote ‘Defund the Police as part of re-education program by CEO John Stankey

  • 에서&T provides its employees with access to a learning resource called Listen Understand Act
  • The internal forum provided recommendations for books and articles to read and films to watch
  • One senior employee told journalist Christopher Rufo that staff at AT&T were pressured to engage with the portal
  • Managers, 소식통이 말했다, had participation with some of the recommended material included in their annual review
  • One of the recommended articles was from the Chicago Tribune, entitled: ‘White America, if you want to know who’s responsible for racism, look in the mirror
  • The portal recommends a ’21-Day Racial Equity Habit Challenge’, during which time participants are encouraged to interact with anti-racism activists and question their own actions
  • White employees of AT&T have been told to read an article saying that they are racist, are told to confess to their ‘white privilegeand acknowledge ‘systemic racism,’ and must engage with set texts or else they will be penalized in their performance reviews.

    John Stankey, who took over as CEO of AT&T in July 2020, has encouraged his staff to make use of an anti-racism education program entitled Listen Understand Act

    John Stankey, who took over as CEO of AT&T in July 2020, has encouraged his staff to make use of an anti-racism education program entitled Listen Understand Act

    에서&티, in the aftermath of the George Floyd 살인, introduced an internal program called Listen Understand Act.

    John Stankey, the CEO of AT&티, wrote to the company’s 230,000 employees in an April 2021 이메일, obtained by journalist Christopher Rufo and published on his 웹 사이트.

    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,’ 그가 썼어.

    ‘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.

    Most employees are not forced to engage with the Listen Understand Act program, but managers at AT&T are now assessed annually on diversity issueswith mandatory participation in programs such as discussion groups, book clubs, mentorship programs, and race reeducation exercises, according to Rufo’s source.

    에서&T's headquarters in Dallas, 텍사스, are pictured. The company has donated $21.5 million to causes working to enhance racial justice

    에서&T’s headquarters in Dallas, 텍사스, are pictured. The company has donated $21.5 million to causes working to enhance racial justice

    The source told Rufo that employees are asked to sign a loyalty pledge to ‘keep pushing for change.

    They are encouraged to sign up to ‘intentionssuch as ‘reading more about systemic racismand ‘challenging otherslanguage that is hateful.

    The source, described as a senior employee, 말했다: ‘If you don’t do it, you’re a racist.

    Rufo published several pages from the Listen Understand Act portal.

    One of the recommended reading items was a May 31, 2020 article from the Chicago Tribune by columnist Dahleen Glanton, entitled: ‘White America, if you want to know who’s responsible for racism, look in the mirror.

    The portal also recommended books such as White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo, and White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White, by Daniel Hill.

    DiAngelo's book was among those recommended to AT&T employees

    DiAngelo’s book was among those recommended to AT&T employees

    In the ‘Actsection of the training program, Rufo reported, 에서&T encourages employees to participate in a ’21-Day Racial Equity Habit Challenge’.

    The plan, 그는 말했다, relies on the concepts of ‘whiteness,’ ‘white privilege,’ and ‘white supremacyand those participating must commit to ‘do one action [per day for 21 일] to further [그들의] understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, 압박, and equity.

    The challenge begins with a series of lessons on ‘whiteness,’ which claims, 다른 것들 사이, that ‘white supremacy [이다] baked into our country’s foundation,’ that ‘Whiteness is one of the biggest and most long-running scams ever perpetrated,’ and that the ‘weaponization of whitenesscreates a ‘constant barrage of harmfor minorities.

    Participants are told: ‘Notice your biases and judgments as they arise. These are gold for you to excavate your subconscious!’

    Among the suggestions are items such as: ‘Prepare yourself to interrupt racial jokes. Click HERE for some advice about how.

    The authors of the 21 Day Challenge state: ‘We think understanding white privilege is a powerful lens into the complexities of doing social justice work, so we’ve focused our resources on that specific issue.

    A man walks with an umbrella outside of AT&T corporate headquarters on March 13, 2020

    A man walks with an umbrella outside of AT&T corporate headquarters on March 13, 2020

    에서&T is yet to respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment about Rufo’s report, but has made no secret of its activist leanings.

    8 월 23, as part of a comprehensive review of corporate America’s anti-racist activities, 워싱턴 포스트 reported that AT&T had made lobbying for police reform part of some of their employee’s job.

    에서&T’s Western region president, Ken McNeely, told the paper that employees in the legislative and public affairs teams had the lobbying for police reform included in their annual review.

    ‘Our financial contributions to support police reform is but a slice of the pie,’ McNeely said, after the paper reported AT&T donated $21.5 million to causes advocating racial justice.

    ‘We actually took a more direct route: Filing testimony or a letter of support in our name — using our brand — is in many instances more impactful than giving money to a third party.

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