A UK-based charitable organization has jumped on the bandwagon of wokeness by distributing a survey requiring its staff members to gauge their whiteness.
Oxfam GB, which has a staff of 1,800, of which 88 percent are Caucasian, took a page from the controversial critical race theory with its survey by defining racism as deriving from white privilege but refused to recognize racism against white people coming from any other group.
The survey, which described “whiteness” as ‘the overarching preservation of power and domination for the benefit of white people,’ required employees to answer probing questions about their feelings on racism, and classify themselves as non-racist, anti-racist, or neither, and state their ethnicity, according to the Times
The Oxfam GB survey angered many, with one employee saying she felt attacked by simply being white, while another said she was angry at the possibility of being subcategorized as a white supremacist or bigot by a survey, and would not apologize for being a white woman.
One woman asked: “Why are they presuming their workers, who are working for a humanitarian charity, are racists and bigots?”
Critical Race Theory only serves to pit white against black, infantilising black people and demonising white people.
The result of this, unsurprisingly, is more division. Not unity.
For Oxfam to co-opt this divisive rhetoric is sad, but not shocking.
— Dominique Samuels🌸 (@dominiquetaegon) June 30, 2021
The survey was released a month after an investigation found that three Oxfam GB employees had engaged in nefarious activities while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, such as hiring prostitutes, issuing death threats, and committing fraud, according to the report.
The three employees, who were not identified, were fired, while a fourth, who was a contractor, was suspended.
“Surely the time and money should be better spent on the real findings that some of the men they employ are sexual predators?” one employee said.
The left-leaning perception of wokeness, where companies built in America’s market economy are shifting their focus and gravitating more toward a social justice model and been in practice for many years with organizations such as the liberal New York Times, Google, Starbucks, and Nike which hired failed NFL quarterback and social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick to be the face of its brand.
Other companies that joined the woke movement in recent years include Target, which drew criticism of its transgender bathroom policy in 2016, and Disney, which boycotted the state of Georgia’s passage of a strict anti-abortion law while simultaneously doing business with Communist China.
In February, Coca-Cola launched its diversity initiative that asked its employees to “try to be less white,” then mandated that the company seek out and work with law firms chosen based on their race.
The policy changes led to a call for boycotts by a number of conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.
In May, Coca-Cola backed down from its wokeness after consumers and distributors spoke out against the so-called woke strategy.
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