Disney, a company that once stood for American values, even going as far as previously producing World War II military training films and educational shorts for the public, was recently exposed for its new controversial and divisive critical race theory-related employee training that pushes for equality of outcomes, not opportunity.
The "Allyship for Race Consciousness" training, obtained by senior Manhattan Institute fellow Christopher Rufo who verified that these are indeed real training documents going around the company, reveals ways that white employees of Disney can become allys and support black colleagues.
The training tells employees to "recognize the power and privilege you have based on who you are," not to rely on black colleagues to educate as it is "emotionally taxing," and not to "question or debate black colleagues' lived experience," among many other points.
Disney's training is pushing for white employees to "work through feelings of guilt, shame, and defensiveness to understand what is beneath them and what needs to be healed."
Rufo, in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson, said that Disney is pushing for the rejection of equality.
"What Disney is saying is that we should reject the idea of equality. That people should be treated equally regardless of their skin color and they say we should pursue a strategy and policy of equity where people achieve 'equal outcomes.' And this is again the tip of the iceberg," said Rufo.
Rufo also talked about the 21 day racial equity challenge, and checklists white employees had to fill out to outline their "white privillage." The Disney training also pushed for White employees to "defund the police, participate in reparations, and even de-colonize their bookshelves."
People higher up in Disney's operations are "some of the richest, most powerful, and privileged white males in the history of humanity," Rufo pointed out, showcasing the company's hypocrisy.
The media giant in recent years has slowly been injecting "woke" ideologies into its productions, with films like Frozen and Brave vouching for strong women who don't need a male counterpart in their lives, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige opting not to include Doctor Strange in Wandavision because we is a "white guy," and revealing that Star Wars character Lando Calrissian as being an LGBTQ+ character, in addition to many other cases.
Dr. Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist, spoke in particular about Frozen in a past lecture, pointing out that unlike previous productions based in mythology that are open to interpretation, Frozen is a propaganda piece that pushed only one narrative.
"...otherwise it gets one sided like Frozen which was an absolutely dismal and wretched movie. Disney's pretty good at mythology but Frozen was pure ideology," said Peterson. "In most situations, the Disney movies are pretty good at balancing out the archetypes. That's part of the reason why they're so insanely popular. They present an archetypal picture of the world."
"It's an appalling ideology because the people who created it had the idea about what it should be before they made it. So it's propaganda. You can say exactly what Frozen is about. So it's propaganda. A truly mythologically based story, you can never fully say what its about. You can just talk about it forever and ever and ever. So its a wellspring of meaning," Peterson pointed out, adding that "its calculated marketing. It was hyper-politically correct. They didn't need men."