That’s BLMer elites as well…
by Judith Bergman • July 31, 2020 at 5:00 am
- “Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen. This report estimates that more than 80,000 Uyghurs were transferred out of Xinjiang to work in factories across China between 2017 and 2019, and some of them were sent directly from detention camps. The estimated figure is conservative and the actual figure is likely to be far higher.” — “Uyghurs for Sale,” the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), March 1, 2020, with subsequent updates.
- Corporate giants might be more successful at convincing the public that they truly care about social justice, inequality and the communities they claim to “serve” if this “care” did not only manifest itself in statements filled with virtue-signaling but in business practices as well — such as not using forced labor and children in the supply chain.
- Finally, pledging funds to Black Lives Matter, a self-described Marxist organization whose stated goal is “alternatives to capitalism”, fails to convince one of much else than a corporate desire to ride the latest wave of wokeness to score easy profits and points.
Since the killing of George Floyd, corporate virtue signaling has reached unprecedented heights.
Apple pledged $100 million reportedly to “combat racism.”
“The unfinished work of racial justice and equality call us all to account,” Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a Twitter video. “Things must change, and Apple’s committed to being a force for that change. Today, I’m proud to announce Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, with a $100 million commitment”.
Starbucks pledged $1 million in “Neighborhood Grants to promote racial equity and create more inclusive and just communities”.
Microsoft announced that it would invest $150 million more into diversity and inclusion efforts in the company. “We are committed to take action to help address racial injustice and inequity, and unequivocally believe that Black lives matter”, CEO Satya Nadella said.