Quantcast
Connect with us

Sam’s Club CEO gave a speech about diversity — so naturally bigots had a white hot meltdown

Published

on

Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer on CNN (YouTube/Screenshot)

Some are reacting angrily to the fact that the CEO of Sam’s Club, who is an African-American woman, talked about the importance of diversity, saying it’s evidence she discriminates against white men.

Rosalind Brewer is the first woman and first African-American CEO at any of the retail divisions owned by Walmart. In an interview with CNN, Brewer talked about making diversity a priority. That has prompted a slew of online responses from people who believe diversity is synonymous with discrimination against white men, Business Insider reports.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It has to start with top leadership,” Brewer told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “My executive team is very diverse and I make that a priority. I demand it within my team.”

During the interview, Brewer pointed out she also wants to see the suppliers Sam’s Club works with become more diverse.

“Just today we met with a supplier and the entire other side of the table was all Caucasian males,” she told Harlow. “That was interesting. I decided not to talk about it directly with [the supplier’s] folks in the room because there were actually no female, like, levels down. So I’m going to place a call to him.”

WalMart, which owns Sam’s Club, is backing Brewer.

“For years, we’ve asked our suppliers to prioritize the talent and diversity of their sales teams calling on our company,” Doug McMillon, President and CEO of WalMart Stores, Inc., said in a statement. “Roz was simply trying to reiterate that we believe diverse and inclusive teams make for a stronger business. That’s all there is to it and I support that important ideal.”

ADVERTISEMENT

These comments have caused some to react angrily. Eric J. Meyers took to the Sam’s Club Facebook page to express his displeasure.

“Equal Opportunity is the Law.
Not this CEOs diverse opinion.
Undoubtably, you’re HR Dept. didn’t get to proofread you’re speech? BIG mistake.
Review your EEOC laws?
Here’s the link! You’re Welcome!”

Edward Martins invoked Martin Luther King, Jr., without a note of irony.

ADVERTISEMENT

“‘Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr. As a white male I am deeply offended by the CEO of Sam’s club clearly racist attitudes towards white males. My family and I will be shopping at Costco. Thank you.”

Costco, however, has a similar diversity policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Diversity in our employee base as well as our Supplier base is an important aspect of our business; by developing and maintaining partnerships with certified minority and women owned businesses, we are able to explore new ideas and maintain a fresh approach to our business, while positively affecting the economic development in the communities where we do business,” the Costco website reads.

Watch the interview with Brewer, as posted to YouTube, here:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won

Published

on

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.

Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.

Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris

Published

on

The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.

On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.

Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.

Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump supporter shut down on Fox News: ‘Turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist’

Published

on

University of Michigan economics professor Justin Wolfers mocked Trump 2016 economics advisor Stephen Moore on Fox News over the administrations bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Let's not have economists play epidemiologists here, mate," Wolfers said in his Australian accent.

"We actually tried Steve's prescription, which was not shutting down, that's what the sunbelt states did," he explained.

"What have you got? You've got spreading disease everywhere and you've got the economies there forced to shut down," he explained.

"We tried what Stephen Moore wanted -- it turns out Stephen Moore is not a very good epidemiologist," Wolfers concluded.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image