Disney Embraces Race Politics, Critical Race Theory in Employee Training: Leaked Documents

The Walt Disney Corporation is pushing the quasi-Marxist critical race theory in on its employees, teaching them that America has “a long history of systemic racism” while urging them to reflect on their “white privilege,” according to leaked internal documents.

The documents were leaked to City-Journal journalist Christopher Rufo by multiple anonymous Disney employees who revealed that the training was part of the company’s “diversity and inclusion” program called “Reimagine Tomorrow.” One of the modules in the training program relies on the controversial critical race theory, an ideology that claims that the United States is a fundamentally racist country and that one race is inherently superior to another.

The module in question, called “Allyship for Race Consciousness,” includes training on topics such as “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” and “microaggressions.” It also tells white employees to “examine and work through feelings of guilt, shame, and defensiveness to understand what is beneath them and what needs to be healed” and recommends that employees challenge “colorblind ideologies and rhetoric” such as “All Lives Matter” or “I don’t see color” because they are “harmful and hurtful.”

Employees are encouraged to not “question or debate Black colleagues’ lived experience” or “rely on your black colleagues to educate you,” which is “emotionally taxing,” the document states.

The document also tells employees to reject “equality” and equal treatment but instead embrace “equality of outcome.”

“Equality is a noble goal. Equal treatment and access to opportunities help each of us perform our best within a shared set of parameters. But we really need to be striving for equity, where we focus on the equality of the outcome, not the equality of the experience by taking individual needs and skills into account,” according to the leaked document.

Disney also allegedly recommends its employees to engage in other resources such as the “21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge,” which is sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering. Part of that challenge encourages participants to fill out a self-assessment to determine how privileged the individual is (pdf), which includes items such as “I have never been raped,” “I have never had an eating disorder,” “I have never considered suicide,”  and “I have never been shamed for my religious beliefs.”

The training also recommends employees read “103 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice.” The reading material, which has since been updated, encourages individuals to support “Black Lives Matter,” call for the end of qualified immunity, promote the “defund the police” movement, push for criminal justice reform, and “decolonize your bookshelf,” without expanding on the recommendation.

Disney’s press office did not immediately respond to a request to comment by The Epoch Times on the documents. The documents have not been independently verified by The Epoch Times.

This comes after the company came under fire for restricting access of children under seven to some of its videos including “Dumbo,” “Peter Pan,” and “Aristocats” on its streaming service, which it says contains “negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.”

Meanwhile, the company also fired “Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano following a social media post that was seen to perpetuate a conservative viewpoint.

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  1. This letter may seem trivial to you given your size and scope, but it only takes one small crack in the glass to start shattering it. I read the article published by Janita Kan regarding Disney Corporation embracing race politics and critical race theory in your employee training. I was appalled. You can smirk as you wish. The majority of the United States does not see race clashes as an issue except in a few instances. To site such situations as the George Floyd incident as commonplace is a tactic of the left, and even though you did not state this, your argument to justify these teachings would fall close to this. To portray an untrue history of the United States of this caliber borders on treason. It does a disservice to the employee, and then to society as a whole. We can not stop you from pursuing this course of action, but we can begin to interrupt your revenue streams. My family has been to your Florida site several times, and my wife and I took our honeymoon with you years ago in Orlando. I can say, categorically, this all stops for my children’s children and other relatives as we all have a similar conservative mindset. Nothing related to Disney will be purchased. In addition, I am an administrator involved in four political groups here in Nebraska – the largest is just under 10,000 members. The article, this letter, and commentary are being published on those sites. I believe when conservatives realize the poison you are attempting to sew in your employees and subsequently in our ranks over time, they may feel the same way. I will leave that up to them to help preserve our history and way of life. We do not know what “element” has come into your ranks, but there will be a measurable negative effect, and we have every intention of perpetuating this information throughout our Facebook contacts, to other state conservative groups in other states, and so forth. As controversial as this subject is, this was NOT a good idea to launch this corporately or otherwise. The fact that your own employees leaked this information should tell you something is wrong, and it certainly tells us its wrong. We hope you will reconsider your plans. Until that time, we are moving forward with our own course of action.

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