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America’s blacklist culture: Survey finds almost half of America’s major corporations are eagerly willing to blacklist others

1792 Exchange: Exposing oppression in corporate America
1792 Exchange: Exposing blacklisting in
corporate America

They’re coming for you next: A survey by the non-profit 1792 Exchange has found that almost half of a list of 1,000+ major corporations, from Google to Kroger, are very willing and eager to “cancel a contract or client, or boycott, divest, or deny services based on views or beliefs.”

Of these, 160 companies were found to be “high risk” for blacklisting. For example, its report [pdf] on high-risk Coca-Cola found the following:

Coca-Cola Co. has demonstrated a willingness to terminate relationships with organizations based on ideology and require unconstitutional diversity mandates from vendors and suppliers. It lacks policies to prevent viewpoint discrimination, while it denounced local legislative efforts to reform election security and protect the unborn. Coca-Cola will not give to faith-based charities but gives to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Based on its policies and past practices, Coca-Cola Company receives a “High Risk” rating.

Note that Pepsi was also considered “high-risk”, even though it was slightly less willing to blacklist. According to the survey’s report of Pepsi [pdf]:

PepsiCo vets its vendors for LGBTQ protections and requires unconscious bias training for all employees while lacking viewpoint protections in its employment policy. PepsiCo also doesn’t match employees’ charitable giving for religious purposes but will match gifts to Planned Parenthood. PepsiCo has advocated for the Equality Act, transgender participation in girls’ sports, and federalized voting systems. Based on its policies and practices, PepsiCo receives a “High Risk” rating.

1792 Exchange’s survey also includes categories for companies with “medium” and “low” risk. The categories are all defined as follows:

“High Risk” companies have generally canceled or denied business relationships based on viewpoint disagreements or pose a high risk of canceling people and businesses who do not share their views.

“Medium Risk” companies have generally demonstrated willingness to advance one-sided ideological agendas and lack policies preventing corporate discrimination against those who disagree.

“Lower Risk” companies have not terminated business relationships or denied services because of ideological disputes and generally respect or allow differing viewpoints, despite some potential limited advocacy or missing policy protections.

A full description of the reasoning behind the survey can be found here. The survey found an additional 339 companies at a medium risk of blacklisting its employees or customers. Thus, of the 1,000 or so companies surveyed, almost half were willing to take political sides and blacklist.

1792 Exchange itself was founded in 2021 by businessmen who were horrified by the poisonous influence of leftist bigoted policies in the business world. Its mission is:

to develop policy and resources to protect and equip non-profits, small businesses and philanthropy from “woke” corporations, to educate Congress and stakeholder organizations about the dangers of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) policies, and to help steer public companies in the United States back to neutral on ideological issues so they can best serve their shareholders and customers with excellence and integrity.

The name comes from establishment of the first American stock exchange in 1792, based on the Buttonwood Agreement, which committed signers to “ignore political differences in favor of broader prosperity.”

If after reviewing the survey you know of a blacklisting company that is not included, 1792 wants to hear from you. There is a submission button at the bottom of the first link above.

Conscious Choice cover

Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!

 

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

All editions are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all book vendors, with the ebook priced at $5.99 before discount. The ebook can also be purchased direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit, in which case you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

 

Autographed printed copies are also available at discount directly from me (hardback $24.95; paperback $14.95; Shipping cost for either: $5.00). Just email me at zimmerman @ nasw dot org.

9 comments

  • sippin_bourbon

    Thank you for this list.

    I am a little surprised to see Amtrak as a low risk considering they are essentially a government org.

    Oh, and minor gripe. Kroger has no “e” in it.

  • sippin_bourbon: I have fixed Kroger, which by the way is a mistake I’ve made before. You’d think I’d learn.

  • John

    Sad that everywhere liberals have power, politics, blacklists, and tyranny follow. This kind of information is necessary. Conservatives and non insane Americans have to separate from those people in as many ways as possible.

  • Sippin_bourbon

    I have seen a few reports that the tech layoffs include reductions or elimination of the DEI parts of HR.

    Not sure how true these reports are, or if it is wishful thinking.

    If true, it would go a long way to fixing these problems.

    —–

    Mr Z. It is a common mistake.

  • wayne

    Dinesh D’Souza Podcast Ep523
    Michael Malice -Time for a National Divorce
    https://youtu.be/jAaAICs2unw
    50:22

    Murray Rothbard
    The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II (1986)
    Lecture 1: The Civil War & Its Legacy
    https://youtu.be/BWpOPpsYizs
    1:55:46

  • wayne

    Pink Floyd
    “One of These Days”
    (animation from Dinner for Few)
    https://youtu.be/YZCqh0beUwM
    5:32

  • Gonzotx

    Black stone is a low risk?

    Calling BS on that one

  • David

    Yep, those terrible people concerned about the environmental issues the world is challenged by. How dreadful…

  • David

    Interesting AP News article reporting on pushback GOP legislators in Indiana and Kansas are receiving from business trade groups, bankers, state pension funds, and Chamber of Commerce folks regarding what they feel is overly restrictive legislative attempts in those states to prevent ESG from being considered and the potential losses resulting if some of the bills are passed.

    For anyone interested, a review of state and local news in the two states expands further.

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