There is no one coming to save you. No one.
Chick-fil-A sparks anti-woke outrage for VP of diversity, equity, inclusion post, by Ariel Zilber, NY Post, May 30, 2023]
Chick-fil-A, the chicken sandwich chain long beloved by conservatives for its longstanding opposition to same-sex marriage, is sparking boycott calls after announcing that it has hired an executive in charge of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Atlanta-based company named Erick McReynolds to the post of vice president of DEI two years ago, but social media users took note of it in recent days—igniting angry denunciations on Twitter from conservatives who allege that the firm has “gone woke.”
McReynolds has been employed by Chick-fil-A since 2007.
He was promoted to the position of vice president of DEI in November 2021, according to his LinkedIn page.
Corporate America’s embrace of DEI, which seeks to diversify workforces, has been criticized by conservatives who claim that it is discriminatory based on race and gender.
“This is bad. Very bad. I don’t want to have to boycott. Are we going to have to boycott?” said conservative strategist Joey Mannarino.
Mannarino then posted an informal poll asking his 166,000 followers whether a boycott is in order.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, a little more than 47% of respondents voted in favor of a boycott while more than half—52.4%—voted against it.
Mannarino linked to a page on Chick-fil-A’s site titled “Committed to being Better at Together.”
“Chick-fil-A, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion,” the company said.
“We make employment decisions on a non-discriminatory basis and remain committed to maintaining work environments free from any form of harassment.”
The company added: “One of our core values at Chick-fil-A, Inc. is that we are better together.”
“When we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences with a culture of belonging, we can discover new ways to strengthen the quality of care we deliver: to customers, to the communities we serve, and to the world.”
The company site quoted McReynolds, who said he is “committed to ensuring mutual respect, understanding, and dignity everywhere we do business.”
When you realize all of corporate America is aligned against you, it’s easier to comprehend why there is no reviving this system, only surviving it.