(RepublicanNews.org) – Walt Disney’s mission is to “entertain, inform, and inspire people” through the power of storytelling. However, as Miami University reported, the company has a history of promoting racial stereotypes. The company has tried to reverse its image over the years. However, its most recent move to appease America’s “woke culture” is drawing harsh criticism.
On May 7, The City Journal contributor Chris Rufo reported that Disney’s new “diversity and inclusion program” promotes the claim that the United States was founded on “systemic racism and transphobia,” typical leftist claims.
According to a trove of whistleblower materials, Disney has launched a “diversity and inclusion” program, called “Reimagine Tomorrow,” which includes trainings on “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” “white fragility,” “white saviors,” “microaggressions,” and “antiracism.” pic.twitter.com/l41Dltugfg
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) May 8, 2021
Called “Reimagine Tomorrow,” the program includes training on so-called “white privilege” and “white fragility.” It encourages employees to educate themselves about “structural anti-black racism.” It also asks participants to “work through” their feelings of “guilt, shame, and defensiveness” to focus on “what needs to be healed.”
Additionally, Disney urges participants to fill out a “White Privilege Checklist” and to read “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice,” a self-help book promoting reparations, among other things.
A Disney spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that critics were “deliberately” distorting the new program. According to them, the company has a long history of promoting acceptance and tolerance.
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