Off with her head!
Before I get into this, I want to give you a chance to read the statements made by CEO Brewer and decide for yourself whether or not her comments were racist.
CNN INTERVIEWER POPPY HARLOW: You are a rarity in the corner office in America, and it is something that so many people want to see changed. Not only are you a female CEO, you are a minority CEO. Where do you fall on who has to make the change and how it is going to happen, so that there are more women like you represented in the top echelons of corporate America?
ROSALIND BREWER: Right, so I, I totally agree with you. But it starts with the top of many companies. It has to start with top leadership. I can tell you that even with myself I have to live it also. My executive team is very diverse, and I make that a priority. I demand it of my team and within the structure, and then every now and then you have to mentor partners, and you have to speak up and speak out, and I try to use my platform to remind people. I try to set an example. I mentor many women inside my company and outside the company, because I think it’s important.
HARLOW: And in hiring, do you demand it when you’re hiring for the top spots?
BREWER: Absolutely. And not only that, is I talk to my suppliers about it.
BREWER: Just today, we met with a supplier, and the entire other side of the table was all Caucasian males. That was interesting.
HARLOW: What did you say?
BREWER: I decided not to talk about it directly with his [the supplier’s] folks in the room because there were actually no females, like, levels down. So I’m going to place a call to him.
Here’s video of the interview as well:
After entitled white males caught wind of the interview, the hashtag #BoycottRacistSamsClub surfaced online claiming Brewer’s comments were racist and a boycott of all Sam’s Club stores should take effect.
Quick question: why do white men want to be oppressed so bad? America was literally built on the backs of minorities and set up in a way to ALWAYS benefit white men so how can they weep about discrimination?
You know what I got from that interview? Diversity and Inclusion. Diversify your workforce from top to bottom and include everyone.
Butt hurt white men and racists are having a field day online with this one.
#BoycottRacistSamsClub stupid AA uppity bitch. Don't hire white males, watch your business decline
— Contrarian Gent (@ContrarianGent) December 15, 2015
— jewsrapebabys (@jewsareraping) December 22, 2015
BUT (see what I did there? No? ok, never mind) there were others who completely understood where Brewer was coming from:
— Shawn Hawes (@shawnhawes) December 14, 2015
— ChryssVI (@chryssvi) December 23, 2015
@AmbitiousSis27 Her words are being deliberately misconstrued by actual racists. That's the game racists play these days.
— Marcus Ford (@MarcusFordX) December 15, 2015
Like I stated above, nothing racist about her statements.