What once was fringe university jargon has indeed evolved to become official doctrine at one of the world’s biggest companies.
It was at the start of the weekend that Christopher Rufo released a report about The Walt Disney Company’s internal practices involving pushing critical race theory. By that meaning the ideology that forces people to see one another by skin color alone, throwing meritocracy out the window.
The 22-page company document’s most controversial moments included their tacit endorsement of the 2020 George Floyd race riots. A destructive summer for America that some cities are still struggling to recover from.
Now we have a response from the Mickey Mouse people. Despite Rufo’s supplementary employee testimony that demonstrates Disney is suppressing conservative viewpoints, the company denies Rufo’s characterization of findings.
“These internal documents are being deliberately distorted as reflective of company policy, when in fact their purpose was to allow the diversity of thought and discussion on the incredibly complex and challenging issues of race and discrimination that we as a society and companies nationwide are facing.”
Disney then goes on to list several recent movies they’ve released as proof of the diversity credentials.
In response to Disney’s statement, Christopher Rufo refuted the assertions they’re now making.
- “I published direct quotations, contextual screenshots, and the original source documents in their entirety; none was ‘distorted.’”
- “The antiracism program was branded with Disney’s logo, endorsed by executives, and disseminated through the company’s internal portal. That makes it ‘company policy.’”
- “Disney employees told me that conservative and Christian employees are actively discouraged from voicing their opinions. The antiracism program does not encourage ‘diversity of thought’ in any of its documentation.”
- “The antiracism program does not encourage discussion about ‘complex and challenging issues’; it reduces discussion into a series of prepackaged talking points and tells employees to ‘not question’ the opinions of certain colleagues.”
- “Disney does not have a ‘long history of inclusivity’ for all groups. The company has used slave and child labor to manufacture products, filmed Mulan near Uighur concentration camps, censored content for the CCP, and shrunk a black actor in Chinese promotional materials.”
- “According to video I obtained, Disney executives claimed that the company has created ‘racist content,’ which are by definition not ‘stories that reflect acceptance and tolerance.’”
- “Disney claims to have a ‘long history’ of promoting inclusion, but the titles it lists as evidence were all released within the past five years.”
- “Disney claims that it is committed to portraying ‘the rich diversity of the human experience.’ This is a noble goal, but it is an evasion from claims about its discriminatory human resources program.”