Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Pizza Hut, unsatisfied with making kids fat, also wants to make them racist.
The stale franchise chain has supplemented its menu of lightly charred cardboard covered in tasteless glops of something that a blind hobo might mistake for cheese with racism.
While Pizza Hut focuses on poisoning children with such horrible concoctions as cheeseburger crust pizza, fish and chips pizza, and sushi cream cheese pizza, the Pizza Hut Foundation is hard at work teaching students that America is racist and white people suck.
The training materials intended for use in the classroom want teachers to ask 10-year-olds, “How often have you thought about your race in the last 24 hours?”
If demanding that 10-year-olds spend all their time thinking about race sounds crazy, another Pizza Hut pamphlet with tips for “talking to kids about race” claims that by “6 months, babies notice racial differences” and that 4-year-olds “show signs of racial bias.”
The Empowering Educators Toolbox presented by the Pizza Hut Foundation urges teachers to tell their students that everyone is defined by race, that “everyone has a racial identity”, and that race defines American life. Forget MLK, the stale pizza franchise chain wants your kids to believe that they’re defined by their skin color, not the content of their character.
A sane country wouldn’t take its cues on race from the people who decided to combine hot dogs and pizza into something that looks like a dachshund got run over by a garbage truck, but in a nation of woke corporations, Pizza Hut would like your children to violently hate America.
“America is a country built on a foundation of slavery, genocide, and white supremacy,” a pamphlet for teachers stamped with the Pizza Hut logo declares.
Pizza Hut is built on a foundation of turning kids into fat butterballs waiting for a heart attack.
The actual best practices for teachers would be to teach your students to love America and avoid Pizza Hut unless they want to close off their minds as thoroughly as their arteries.
When Pizza Hut isn’t serving up junk food, it’s serving up junk history and junk factoids.
A Challenging Conversations pamphlet claims that, “police force is the sixth leading cause of death for black men.”
According to the CDC, it’s actually diabetes. But it’s understandable that Pizza Hut, which makes millions giving black men heart disease, strokes, and diabetes, wants to blame the cops who are the only people keeping the underpaid employees of their struggling franchisees alive..
1,055 people were shot and killed by police officers in 2021. 234 of them were white and only 139 were black. 632 of those who were shot were waving guns. Only 34 were unarmed.
459,540 black people died in 2020. With heart disease, strokes, hypertension and diabetes accounting for around 30% of deaths, Pizza Hut and the rest of the Yum! Brands family probably kill more black men in one day than every single police shooting in a century combined.
Not satisfied with being blamed for Michael Jordan’s food poisoning during the 1997 NBA finals, Pizza Hut’s handout to teachers rants about “white privilege” and quotes a false claim that white teachers who refuse to “recognize their privilege” are harming their students.
The hateful pamphlet also promotes demands for race reparations by millionaire racist author Ta-Nehisi Coates who wrote that the police officers and firefighters who died on September 11 “were not human to me.”
Good to know Pizza Hut agrees.
A guidebook to teachers marked with the Pizza Hut logo and with an introduction co-signed by Artie Starrs, then Yum!’s CEO of Pizza Hut, claims that “racism” has been part of America’s “collective history since the first English colonists arrived in 1607.” It’s a good thing that the Spanish who were there a century earlier and enslaved and killed the Indians weren’t racists.
“Science has proven that race is not biological,” insists a pamphlet for teachers produced by a fast food chain that understands science almost as well as it knows history and cooking.
Don’t question any of this. According to the Pizza Hut branded pamphlet, saying, “I don’t see color”, “white privilege doesn’t exist” and “all lives matter” are all racial microaggressions.
Never mind that Pizza Hut’s entire existence is an ongoing hate crime against Italians.
Pizza Hut’s bad education materials come in three flavors, racist lies, woke lies, and lies that could be easily disproven if someone involved in the racist pamphlets, which also promote fact checking and warn against “misinformation”, bothered to spend 30 seconds on Google.
For example, the Pizza Hut indoctrination pamphlet falsely claims that the Atlanta spa shootings were a hate crime against Asian people. The shooter was actually struggling with sex addiction, and was never charged with a hate crime.
“Anti-bias, antiracist instruction should happen year-round,” Pizza Hut demands.
What does that mean? The Pizza Hut hate pamphlets defend critical race theory and promote the Black Lives Matter hate movement, racist authors like Ibram X. Kendi, and the 1619 Project.
But that’s what happens when you get your history from a subsidiary of Yum! Brands which once infuriated Vietnamese-American refugees by using a Communist red star in a logo.
The obvious question is why is Pizza Hut trying to poison kids in a whole new way?
The answer, as Pizza Hut’s new Chief Equity Officer Chequan Lewis said, is equity.
“Pizza Hut is introducing a new chapter in our long-standing commitment to literacy – focused on the intersection of equity and education,” Lewis said.
Literacy now means corporations turning kids into Marxists at shareholder expense.
Pizza Hut’s Literacy Project emphasizes Young Activists. “Find amazing examples of activism and get your students involved,” a program backed by a garbage pizza chain insists.
Corporate Marxism has become as ubiquitous as it is infuriating. But wokeness is also a symptom of a declining corporate power.
Domino’s beat Pizza Hut around the same time that Trump beat Hillary. Pizza Hut sales fell in 2020 even as the pandemic helped boost Domino’s and Papa John’s by 17.6% and 15.9%. The largest Pizza Hut franchisee, with over 1,300 locations, filed for bankruptcy in 2020 after struggling with $1 billion in debt. Pizza Hut’s garbage pizza is as woke as it is broke.
Having destroyed pizza and its own company, Pizza Hut now wants to destroy America.