Conservatives don't plan to leave Coke alone just yet

Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Coca-Cola sign (at night)Though Coke is still running "wildly racist" employee training, the company seems to be showing signs that it's going less "woke."

In an article for National Review, Dan McLaughlin points out that Coca-Cola has changed its tune on the new Georgia voting law, going from criticism of the legislation to now saying it is time to find common ground.

"In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy," Coca-Cola stated on April 14.

Then, on April 21, the next shoe dropped. Gayton, the general counsel, abruptly left after just eight months on the job, taking a "$4 million sign-on payment and a monthly consulting fee of $666,666" to transition into a "strategic consultant role."

Danhof

On April 27, Law.com's corporate counsel reported that Monica Howard Douglas, Bradley Gayton's replacement and a 17-year veteran of Coca-Cola's legal department, refused to discuss Gayton's resignation. She did, however, tell the company's legal department that Gayton's departure meant a "pause" on the company's controversial diversity initiatives.

Justin Danhof of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research, one of many conservative organizations critical of Coca-Cola's business practices in recent years, says Coca-Cola is still woke.

"They're still running wildly racist training where they're telling their own employees to be less white," Danhof tells One News Now. "They still fund Planned Parenthood, so we're not going to go away. It would be detrimental on an exponential level if we did right now, because that would signal to them that this is what all conservatives really want."

That, concludes Danhof, "would be really bad for the cause."

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