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American Express Embraces Marxism, Racial Segregation with “Action Plan”

For 50 years, Martin Luther King, Jr. set the course for how we deal with race in America. “I have a dream,” he said, “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

His vision resonated in part because of its harmony with American values. We are “created equal.” Racial equality is fundamentally American.

Today, though, a new vision of race is making its way up the cultural totem pole. It’s called critical race theory, CRT for short, but in practice, it looks a lot like the segregation that civil rights leaders fought. CRT divides everything from group conversations to college dorms by racial, religious, and gender “identity groups.” White people with white people, black people with black people.

Make no mistake: CRT is un-American. But it’s getting the red-carpet treatment from woke corporations like American Express.

As Tyler O’Neil reported in FoxBusiness last week, American Express (1.00) invested $1 billion in an “anti-racism action plan” in 2020. Christopher Rufo, America’s foremost CRT whistleblower, detailed how the company forced its employees to attend CRT trainings that instructed “privileged” white people and Christians to defer to minorities before speaking. Some phrases, such as “I don’t see color,” were banned outright, threatening free speech.

Then, “anti-racist” speaker Khalil Muhammed showed the Marxist roots of the CRT ideology by attacking capitalism as fundamentally racist. Never mind that free-market economies have pulled billions of people out of poverty across all continents, not just Europe and North America.

American Express’s 1.00 score from 2ndVote is clearly well-deserved. But spreading a subversive ideology that segregates America along racial lines is the last straw – it’s time to cancel your American Express card! While Visa (2.62) and Discover (2.62) score higher, they both score a 1.00 on the issue of Basic Freedoms which is just unacceptable. Please reach out to ALL THREE companies using the above links to their score pages and let your voice be heard.

When American Express’ “action plan” hurts their bottom line, it’s a safe bet they’ll abandon it. Contact Amex today and tell them companies that go woke go broke.

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Capitalist Giant American Express: Capitalism Is Racist

My latest in PJ Media:

What could be more capitalist than American Express? After all, the credit card behemoth made $2.3 billion in profit last quarter alone.  Since the social media giants are massive corporations, too, and they seem to be all in on the woke corporate nanny state, why not Amex? Christopher F. Rufo of the Manhattan Institute revealed in the New York Post Wednesday that Amex invited Khalil Muhammad, a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and the Radcliffe Institute and the great-grandson of the founder of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, to give a lecture to employees on “race in corporate America.”

Yes, Amex is pushing critical race theory (CRT) in a big way. Rufo notes that the company established an “Anti-Racism Initiative” last year after the death of George Floyd, and since then has been “subjecting employees to a training program based on the core CRT tenets, including intersectionality, which reduces individuals to a tangle of racial, gender and sexual identities that determine whether he is an ‘oppressor’ or ‘oppressed’ in a given situation.”

Employees were made to enter their “race, sexual orientation, body type, religion, disability status, age, gender identity [and] citizenship” onto “an official company worksheet” and use this data to determine whether they were “privileged” or “marginalized,” no doubt in full accord with the Left’s hierarchy of good to evil, in which white American males are the carriers of the original sin of racism. Amex offers resources (including, of course, the timeless classic writings of Ibram X. Kendi) to “learn about covert white supremacy” and take up “the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage.” Some of the featured resources call for efforts to “force white people to see and understand how white supremacy permeates their lives.”

As in other places, the CRT training at Amex identifies even the renunciation of racism as racist, stigmatizing as “microaggressions” phrases including “I don’t see color,” “We are all human beings” and “Everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough.”

Everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough, but Khalil Muhammad, Harvard professor, was having none of that and was determined to make sure the Amex employees, or at least the white male ones, became aware that they were racist oppressors. He told his captive audience of credit card wonks that capitalism was “founded on racism” and that the Western world had been profoundly influenced by “racist logics and forms of domination” for centuries. “American Express,” he declared, “has to do its own digging about how it sits in relationship to this history of racial capitalism.” He laid the guilt on extra thick: “You are complicit in giving privileges in one community against the other, under the pretext that we live in a meritocratic system where the market judges everyone the same.”

There is more. Read the rest here.


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