Posted on February 22, 2021

Coca-Cola Reportedly Forces Employees to ‘Try to Be Less White’ in ‘White Fragility’ Workshop

Libby Emmons, The Post Millennial, February 19, 2021

Outspoken critic of critical race theory and knitting community dissident Karlyn Borysenko shared an alleged whistleblower account from inside the Coca-Cola company. In a series of screenshots, she reveals that employees within the company are being required to “try to be less white.”

The images show an online, employee training course called Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo, which is a 49 minute webinar. The first slide Borysenko shared, on “confronting racism,” reads: “Understanding What it Means to Be White, Challenging What it Means to Be Racist”

The next instructs that “To be less white is to:” “be less oppressive,” “be less arrogant,” “be less certain,” “be less defensive,” “be less ignorant,” “be more humble,” “listen,” “believe,” “break with apathy,” and finally to “break with white solidarity.”

The lesson continues, saying “In the US and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white. Research shows that by age 3 to 4, children understand that it is better to be white.”


This course, Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo, is offered all over the place. It was offered as a LinkedIn Learning Course of the Week at the University of Montana in July.


The course is available for purchase on LinkedIn Learning, and is described thusly: “It’s fair to say that America has spent its entire history in a difficult conversation about race. And around the world, nations everywhere have joined the discussion. In recent decades, this has manifested as a series of direct challenges to systemic racism and inequality that address the effects of white privilege—the relative immunity white people (people of European origin) enjoy relative to the challenges people of color face.”