Multinational financial services giant American Express has come under fire after receiving a series of complaints from current and former employees who claim that the company is heavily discriminating against whites after implementing a “critical race theory” training program.
At least five current and former employees spoke to Fox Business on Wednesday, Sept. 9, expressing concern about the implementation of a series of policies at American Express that are clearly intended to benefit black employees over white employees.
Members of the group said they witnessed a disturbing trend that raises questions about racial discrimination in promotions within the organization and the treatment of non-black employees.
One of the people Fox Business spoke with anonymously said he quit his job at American Express after receiving critical race theory training that warned that “white employees couldn’t even expect to be considered for a promotion.”
“I wanted to move up really bad. I did everything I was supposed to do in terms of trainings and extra work. I was on committees, going out of my way to be helpful, being a leader on team calls and national calls,” the employee told FOX Business. “I saw the writing on the wall: There’s no way I can get promoted because of the color of my skin.”
According to the former employee, the working conditions and environment at American Express changed drastically after the death of George Floyd and the resurgence of leftist movements that penetrated all parts of society with their ideals of supposed “racial equality” and “social justice.”
Similar cases were denounced in many other large companies, such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which was criticized when in mid-June 2021 it published a controversial job advertisement for the position of production management, which detailed that only black, Asian, or ethnically diverse people could apply, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The media outlet received widespread criticism and accusations that the station is increasingly embracing leftist racial equality policies that ultimately lead to instances of discrimination and hatred toward whites.
Another recent example of reverse discrimination is the policy implemented by popular delivery service firms Uber Eat, Postmates, and DoorDash, through which, during 2020, they resolved to waive delivery fees for customers who purchased from black-owned merchants.
The initiative was launched after delivery services claimed, without solid arguments, that black-owned businesses had been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Some restaurant owners, whose customers still had to pay delivery fees, felt discriminated against by the policy and consequently rained down discrimination lawsuits.
Part of the claims were based on accusing the businesses of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a law that prohibits discrimination based on a number of factors, including race.
The cases cited represent just a few examples of so-called “reverse discrimination,” which refers to instances of discrimination against members of a majority or apparently dominant group, such as whites, in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group.