The capitalist embrace of explicitly anti-white policies is accelerating at Shell Oil, which is also a prominent sponsor of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project,
An internal email provided to National Justice from the company’s president Gretchen Watkins titled “The Shell Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan” leads with a Black Lives Matter style narrative about the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery that bares no resemblance to the facts on the ground.
According to the memo, all employees at the company will be obligated to complete White Privilege and anti-racist “intervention” training by 2021. The multi-national has also designated a Diversity & Inclusion Day that will “focus on social justice,” an initiative to increase donations to a variety of leftist groups, and a supply chain policy that racially privileges non-white vendors.
The most extreme new initiative will be in respects to performance metrics. Making an effort to hire fewer white people regardless of merit will now be part of management’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI) score. According to a source with knowledge of Shell’s internal culture, employees are punished or rewarded based on their KPI rating, thus the policy financially incentivizes the racial exclusion of whites.
The document makes it clear that participating in this activism against one’s own race and conscience is not voluntary. Forcing white workers to endure racial abuse and bigotry on the job has become ubiquitous in American life, even in industries not known for being political like big oil.
According to Open Secrets, Shell actually spends most of its political money influencing Republicans, which creates a conflict of interest between anti-white capitalists and the GOP they bankroll. Under Trump, the institutional right has been campaigning against the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory.
Some smaller Marxist factions have expressed dismay at the eagerness shown by identity-leftists to collaborate with corporations like Shell. Two authors at the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) wrote a scathing piece about “anti-racist” superstars providing cover for Shell’s highly unethical business deals around the world.
For white working people, the close relationship between big business and a strain of anti-white activism once dismissed as fringe should be a cause for concern.
Royal Dutch Shell, the parent company of Shell Oil, receives close to a billion dollars in federal contracts every year. Technically, Shell’s actions are a gross violation of President Trump’s executive order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The businesses contracting with the federal government are aggressively defying the order and dismissing it as empty, impossible to enforce electioneering.
Originally published by Eric Striker on National-Justice.