Coca Cola’s ‘be less white’ training slides REMOVED from LinkedIn after online backlash

THE ‘Be less white’ training slides that were used by Coca-Cola during online training seminar have been taken down by LinkedIn after outrage.

Coca-Cola has been facing backlash after employees were told in to “try to be less white” in an effort to combat racism discrimination.

Coca-Cola has been facing backlash over the 'be less white' training slides

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Coca-Cola has been facing backlash over the ‘be less white’ training slidesCredit: Getty – Contributor
The slides that were used in an online training seminar have been removed by LinkedIn

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The slides that were used in an online training seminar have been removed by LinkedInCredit: Twitter Harmeet K. Dhillon

Photos of Coca-Cola’s online training seminar were shared on social media showing slides that featured tips on how “to be less white,” including being “less ignorant,” and “less oppressive.”

“To be less white is to” reads one slide, while listing things like “be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be more humble, listen, believe, break with apathy,” and “break with white solidarity.”

Another slide reads, “Confronting racism: understanding what it means to be white, challenging what it means to be racist.”

“In the US and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white,” another slide shared on social media read.

On February 20, Coca-Cola explained how the training was intended to promote a more inclusive work place for its employees.

They also noted that the “video circulating is from a publicly available LinkedIn Learning series and is not a focus of our company’s curriculum.

“Our Better Together global learning curriculum is part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace.

“It is comprised of a number of short vignettes, each a few minutes long.

“The training includes access to LinkedIn Learning on a variety of topics, including on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

A slide tells staff how 'to be less white'

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A slide tells staff how ‘to be less white’Credit: Twitter Harmeet K. Dhillon
It also went on to say children understand 'it is better to be white' by the age of three or four

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It also went on to say children understand ‘it is better to be white’ by the age of three or fourCredit: Twitter Harmeet K. Dhillon
The company explained how the training was intended to promote a more inclusive workplace

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The company explained how the training was intended to promote a more inclusive workplaceCredit: Getty Images – Getty

However social media users have blasted the company for the ‘be less white’ slides.

Outspoken commentator Candace Owens tweeted: “If a corporate company sent around a training kit instructing black people how to “be less black,” the world would implode and lawsuits would follow.

“I genuinely hope these employees sue @CocaCola for blatant racism and discrimination”. 

Another person tweeted, “Just drunk my last Coke product…this one is worth joining the Cancel Culture. Not sure I can be ‘less white’, but I can be Coke Zero sans the Coke part.”

Coca-Cola racism training asks staff to ‘try to be less white’ as they claim ‘kids are taught being white is better’

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