Pastors offer fact-based training to counter “white fragility” training
Washington, D.C. – Conservative Clergy of Color’s leadership hosted a virtual press conference this morning with reporters and faith leaders to unveil their newly developed employee training program, “Getting to All Lives Matter.” The program was developed as a reasonable, fact-based alternative to the “critical race theory” training sweeping through the corporate, academic, and government worlds.
Bishop Aubrey Shines, founder of CCC, opened the conference by reading a letter he and his colleagues plan to send to Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC, which came under fire this week for teaching critical race theory to employees despite an executive order from President Trump to cease using it as a basis for employee training.
“While it’s admirable of you to teach diversity and inclusion to employees, your adoption of the ‘white fragility’ theory pushed by self-proclaimed cultural scholars is only going to spread more divisiveness and distrust among your employees. You are spreading lies that one ethnicity is inherently evil, and moreover, you’ve adopted these teachings out of fear, which is the worst kind of incentive,” the letter reads. Similar letters will be sent to the heads of various government agencies, corporations, universities, and sports teams.
“Getting to All Lives Matter” consists of a six-step, one day training program that relies on sensible discussion and less inflammation. It accepts that humans are not inherently evil or racist, and works toward real solutions that will sow trust, not more divisiveness, in America’s workplaces. The steps are as follows:
- Why The All Lives Matter Approach Means Stronger Teams
- How We Get Race Wrong
- How Responsible Is The Media?
- Fact-Based Talk on Equity And Opportunity
- What’s Working, What Didn’t, and What Should Be Tried
- Focused Minds and Open Hearts
“Our program reflects the belief that human beings are inherently good, not inherent racists. Corporations should welcome our approach because it will actually build trust between coworkers, and consequentially increase workplace efficiency. Without trust, a business can’t stand on its own,” said Bishop Shines said prior to the press conference.
To schedule interviews with Bishop Aubrey Shines or to find out more about Wednesday’s event, please contact Will Hadden at [email protected] or call 703.739.5920