Add Google to the list of big tech companies that are suggesting to staff members that they are probably racists at heart.
More specifically, Google “is reportedly pushing critical race theory on its employees with antiracism trainings that tell staff Americans as young as three months old are raised to be racist in a ‘system of white supremacy,'” wrote the New York Post.
Google reportedly has put out multiple videos in its critical race theory and antiracism initiative. One of them features no less than former Google diversity chief Kamau Bobb — who was reassigned after the company discovered he had made antisemitic comments.
Bobb co-hosts a video with Nikole Hannah-Jones, the editor of The New York Times’ 1619 Project.
“If you’re white in this country, then you have to understand that whether you personally are racist or not, whether you personally engage in racist behavior or not, you are the beneficiary of a 350-year system of white supremacy and racial hierarchy,” Hannah-Jones says in the video, per Christopher F. Rufo of the City Journal.
Another video features “How To Be An Antiracist” author Ibram X. Kendi, who told Google employees “that Americans are ‘raised to be racist, and to be raised to be racist is to be raised to almost be addicted to racist ideas,'” per the Post and City Journal.
Kendi reportedly goes on to tell staffers that toddlers from three to six months “see and understand race” and that racism should be handled “in the same way that they respond when they are diagnosed with a serious illness,” per Rufo.
“For me, the heartbeat of racism is denial and the sound of that denial is ‘I’m not racist,’” Kendi says in the video, via Rufo. “It’s a critically important step for Americans to no longer be in denial about their own racism.”
In other words, you’re racist until proven otherwise — and even then you may still be guilty.
This isn’t a major surprise, of course. Multiple major corporations have felt pressured to begin offering diversity training, mostly as the result of being labeled “racist” by the mainstream media if they don’t.
Also, Google CEO Sundar Pichai hinted that critical race theory was likely to be addressed when he wrote about the George Floyd incident in a June 2020 blog post.
“We’ll be welcoming external experts into Google to share their expertise on racial history and structural inequities, and start conversations on education, allyship, and self-reflection,” Pichai wrote.
“And this week we’ve begun piloting a new, multi-series training for Googlers of all levels that explores systemic racism and racial consciousness, to help develop stronger awareness and capacity for creating spaces where everyone feels they belong.”
Google did not respond to a request for comment from the New York Post.