Anti-Discrimination Advocate Challenges Corporate "Wokeness" in America
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The King’s College invited guest speaker Kenny Xu, a notable author and anti-discrimination advocate, to speak about the consequences of forcing ‘wokeness’ into corporate America on Sep. 20. Xu is President of Color Us United, an organization devoted to fighting against racial discrimination — advocating for a merit-based and race-blind standard.
Xu began his speech by explaining the rapid changes corporations have made from faceless, money-making entities to champions of social justice.
“The current trends in the social justice corporation are tying money with political influence in a way that has never been done before,” said Xu.
When profits are on the line and a company’s reputation, like Bank of America, is dependent on good standing in social media circles, many CEOs push for seemingly progressive policies, yet rarely achieve the desired result. In actuality, these policies do not provide help in an effective and long-lasting way, according to Xu.
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