Big box electronics retailer Best Buy is under fire after it was revealed a company leadership program specifically bars white people from participating.
Details of the discriminatory program caused outrage on social media after they were leaked by James O’Keefe’s new watchdog group OMG.
DISCRIMINATION: A Citizen Journalist has revealed Best Buy is partnering with McKinsey & Company on a Management Training Program.
The program is not open to white applicants. “Candidates must meet the [racial] requirements below”
— O’Keefe Media Group (@OKeefeMedia) August 8, 2023
A virtual form for the program features the Best Buy logo and says candidates for the program seeking to enhance leadership skills “must meet the [racial] requirements” before saying it’s only open to people who “identify as Black, Latino, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander.”
Another Twitter user highlighted the fact the group behind the leadership program, McKinsey & Co., has previously partnered with the World Economic Forum as part of The Global Lighthouse Network “pushing SEL [social and emotional learning], DEI [diversity, equity, and inclusion], CRT [critical race theory] and ESG [environmental, social and governance] in schools around the world.”
The retailer was also hit with fierce criticism and calls for boycotts.
Best Buy BUSTED Banning White People From Management Programs….
— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) August 9, 2023