A sterling example of American capitalism is being ripped apart by woke doctrine. As believers in the American Experiment, we can NOT allow this injustice to stand. Read below to sign our petition and take action steps.
On the 21st of August of 2021, Manhattan Institute fellow and Color Us United Advisory Board member Christopher Rufo penned an op-ed in the New York Post. The piece detailed American Express’s foray into woke doctrine.
Since the death of George Floyd, American Express has been changing their policies to reflect a politically-based woke ideology. And yet, their “anti-racism” program actually perpetuates racism and inequality within their customers and employees. Listed below are a few of AmEx’s egregious policies:
- AmEx is tying executive bonuses to racial “equity,” managers are financially incentivized to hire minorities, even if they are less qualified. (Sources)
- AmEx instituted critical race theory training, teaching staff that “capitalism is racist” and asking workers to rank themselves on a hierarchy of “privilege.”
- AmEx gave preferential contracts to suppliers just because the heads of those companies happen to be Black.
All of these practices are possibly unconstitutional and illegal.
Furthermore, AmEx has invited the great-grandson of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad to deliver a talk to their employees. During his talk, Khali Muhammad derided capitalism as a form of racist domination. He then encouraged AmEx executives to do “reparative” and “redistributive” work to correct their capitalist impulses.
ALL of these policies go against the fundamental principles of America. America is founded on the idea of equal opportunity for ALL people. American Express’s attempt to needlessly divide their employees by race, sexual orientation, and other characteristics are fundamentally UnAmerican. This is why American Express is truly the “UnAmerican Express.”
By signing this petition, we can send a message to Amex that Americans do not want to be divided by race. Moreover we believe in free market principles that have enabled AmEx to succeed. We urge them to rescind their divisive policies. We further urge them to earn the right to use the name America by standing up for capitalism, which has enabled the company to succeed for over 100 years.