Corporations wink at China but 'woke' at home

Monday, April 19, 2021
Charlie Butts, Billy Davis (

Dunce cap ChinaA persecution watchdog that documents China’s torture of its own innocent citizens is issuing a warning to Americans: Our own corporations that claim they are fighting for racial equality are ignoring human rights abuses overseas.

One News Now has reported that U.S. corporations which do business in Communist Party-run China not only turn a blind eye to China’s ruthless rule but also claim ignorance when factory workers are exposed as low-paid, overworked political prisoners who labor away in dangerous conditions. That shameful allowance, which dates back decades, is being called out now by human rights groups over the audacious hypocrisy: Powerful corporations are declaring themselves “woke” to causes such as Critical Race Theory but, at the same time, their own executives are ignoring literal crimes against humanity to maintain the pipeline of cheap products crossing the Pacific Ocean.

Wendy Wright of Christian Freedom International says U.S. corporations are “fully aware” the Chinese Communist Party is cruel to its own people.

“So their statements against racism and past slavery, they're meaningless,” Wright complains, “if corporations are partnering right now with China's racist and anti-God government even as that government is committing crimes against humanity.”

Atlanta-based corporations Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines made headlines when they denounced a new election law in Georgia, all but calling state lawmakers racists, and Major League Baseball announced it was moving its All-Star Game from Atlanta to Colorado over the new law.

Coca-Cola logo (red)Just weeks earlier, Coca-Cola was making headlines for another cause: A whistleblower reported the company was subjecting employees to an anti-racism program that included the phrase "Be Less White." 

Alfreda Rivera, a top executive of the company, claimed the online material used for the corporate training was not part of the training curriculum.

Corporations seek 'harmonious society' 

Not done with threatening Georgia, more than 100 top executives representing powerful corporations joined a conference call April 10 to discuss their opposition to state-level voting laws across the country.

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, a Yale business professor who helped arrange the first-of-its-kind call, told NPR the corporate leaders came together over the “pernicious threat” of more voting laws being debated in 47 states. The claims of voter fraud are like a “disease” that is spreading, he went on to say, but the outraged corporate bosses were acting out of “patriotism” to counter those claims across the country.

China Shipping Line (Chinese goods)“They just don't want angry communities and finger-pointing workforces and hostile shareholders. It makes their job tougher,” Sonnenfeld, who teaches corporate management, said of the corporate leaders. “They want a harmonious, honest society.”

According to Wright, meanwhile, Americans should be asking themselves when to be “afraid”of such corporations that are willing to work with China’s totalitarian Communist Party leaders.

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