It’s always important to root out unconscious biases from your white executive trainers when you’ve got black child slaves.
Nestle, like most corporate giants, reacted to the Black Lives Matter riots, after the death of a violent criminal who had robbed a pregnant woman at gunpoint, with abasement, promises of more affirmative action, and denounciations of imaginary racism. Nestle also announced it was subjecting its employees to the Maoist struggle sessions known as unconscious bias training, which typically include the racist creed known as ‘white privilege’.
Nestlé is a huge global business with a diverse workforce across nearly every country in the world. But the truth is, here in the UK and Ireland, around 9 out of 10 people in our workforce are white – and that must change if our business is to properly reflect the diversity of our society.
I am challenging everybody in our organisation to think, talk and act in this space, however uncomfortable it may be. I want people talking about race, about inequality and about why it should ever be called into question that black lives matter.
Also please don’t pay any attention to our child slaves in Africa.
An effort to hold U.S. chocolate companies responsible for child labor on farms supplying their cocoa goes before the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as justices consider a lawsuit against Nestlé USA and Cargill brought by six Africans who say that as children they were trafficked out of Mali, forced to work long hours on Ivory Coast cocoa farms and kept at night in locked shacks.
Mali is a Muslim tyranny notorious for its slavery.
It would certainly be a shame if some of President Trump’s Supreme Court justices were to interfere in Nestle’s commitment to diversity through African child slave labor.
It would certainly be a shame if the court’s only black justice were to rule on that matter while Nestle forces its management to be screamed at by diversity trainers.
Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers have pushed back against lawsuits like the one against Nestlé and Cargill arguing they are burdensome and could discourage investment in developing economies.
It would be a shame if American companies were forced to hire Americans or at least price their foreign labor competitively so they would have less incentive to put Americans out of work.
“This case is about a 15-year old lawsuit brought against the wrong defendant, in the wrong place, and under the wrong statute,” according to the brief on behalf of Nestlé USA filed by Neal Katyal and other attorneys. “The true wrongdoers are the Malian and Ivorian traffickers, farmers, and overseers.”
Katyal was Obama’s Acting Solicitor General.
Say it with me folks, “Black Lives Matter:” Also, “Hope, Change, and Child Slavery”. Now you can have a cop of hot coccoa harvested by African child slaves at your next diversity seminar. And if the child slavery leads to a lawsuit, Obama’s lawyer will defend you.