North Carolina County to Ban Coke Machines: ‘Racist Thinking’ Has No Place Here
The county vowed to fight back in the culture war
A county in North Carolina is moving to ban 'woke' Coca-Cola machines over the soft drink company's far-left agenda.
The county vowed to fight back in the culture war, in which Coca-Cola has been pushing its "anti-white" agenda.
Eddie Harris, Surry County county commissioner, said:
“The left-wing in America, they defund, they boycott, they cancel, they tear down statues — all sorts of egregious actions."
“The expectation from them is the opposing political side will cower in the corner, and we’re supposed to accept that, and it’s supposed to be OK. And it’s not OK.”
The county commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of banning vending machines from selling Coca-Cola in county-owned buildings after the company campaigned against Georgia for passing voter integrity laws aimed at helping election integrity.
On official county letterhead, Harris sent a letter to James Quincey, CEO of Coca-Cola, telling him his company was “wrong on many levels.”
“I have seen no public statements from you or Coca Cola regarding the placement of China’s ethnic Uighurs and Turkic Muslim minorities in concentration camps,” Harris wrote in a letter obtained by The Daily Wire.
“Where is your outrage of this persecution in a Communist country in which Coca-Cola is heavily invested?”
“It has also come to our attention that your company has adopted policies that disparage people based on their race,” Harris continued.
“According to a whistleblower, your employees were asked to be ‘less white,’ and another training slide said: ‘In the U.S. and other Western nations, white people are socialized to feel that they are inherently superior because they are white.’"
"The slide detailing what it means to be ‘less white’ noted 10 areas in which Caucasians should improve. This type of bigoted and racist thinking has no place in corporate America or our country. People should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.”
“Additionally, your corporate political commentary favoring the Democratic Party and their attempts to divide Americans by race and ethnicity are unnecessary in an era where Americans of all beliefs are more divided now than at any time in the last century,” Harris continued.
“Michael Jordan once said ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ when asked why he didn’t make public comments about politics."
"Citizens of Surry County and across America are growing increasingly tired of large multinational corporations and their CEOs pushing an increasingly intolerant, bigoted, left-wing, divisive political agenda on its customers.”
“Due to your company’s support of the out-of-control cancel culture and bigoted leftist mob, the Surry Board of County Commissioners voted at their May 17, 2021 meeting to remove all Coca-Cola machines from Surry County Government facilities,” Harris concluded.
“Our Board felt that was the best way to take a stand and express our disappointment in Coca-Cola’s actions, which are not representative of most views of our citizens."
"Our Board hopes that other organizations across the country are taking similar stances against Coca-Cola and sincerely wishes that future marketing efforts and comments emanating from your company are more considerate of all your customers’ viewpoints.”
Earlier this year, Coca-Cola was hit with backlash after training materials were leaked online that appear to show an "anti-white agenda."
Neon Nettle reported:
The soft drink giant is accused of promoting anti-white sentiments in their online “anti-racism” training for employees, with some of the accompanying materials instructing participants to “try to be less white.”
"To be less white is to:" reads one slide before listing things like "be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be more humble, listen, believe, break with apathy," and "break with white solidarity."
Another slide reads, "Confronting racism: understanding what it means to be white, challenging what it means to be racist."