In another slide, employees are instructed on how to “address white supremacy.” Employees are encouraged not to say “all lives matter,” not to “self-victimize” when “called out,” and to distribute wealth based on skin color alone (“support black voices financially.”)
The presentation also instructs employees on becoming a better “ally” to people based on the color of their skin. One slide instructs employees to be “disruptors” and “educators” in “spaces dominated by Whiteness.”
A follow-up slide instructs employees won what kind of public rituals to engage in to demonstrate one’s “allyship.” These include displays of “empathy/grief/outrage,” disregarding “brand”, and “sitting with discomfort.”
The Publicis Groupe whistleblower told Breitbart News that the climate of far-left race radicalism is driven by Andrew Swinand, CEO of the company’s Leo Burnett and Publicis Communications Central Region division.
“He brought it with him from Silicon Valley,” the source said of Swinand, who previously worked as a venture capitalist in hyper-leftist San Francisco.
As CEO of Leo Burnett, a Publicis Groupe subsidiary, Swinand has influence over the public image of a range of high-profile corporate
clients, including McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Kelloggs, Procter & Gamble, and Pfizer among others.
“I have not seen anyone publicly challenge these statements or policies. I’m afraid to ask anyone I work with, and I have a hunch many people feel similar. It’s just too risky.”
As a result of this climate of fear, no-one challenges the suggestions of far-left employees. Screenshots of internal discussions between Publicis Groupe employees following the presentations show an atmosphere of competution to make the wokest, most far-left suggestions.
In one suggestion, an employee says Publicis Groupe — a vast, multinational corporation with multiple subsidiaries — should refuse to accept business from law enforcement agencies, and pay “reparations” to employees based on the color of their skin.
Another employee in the discussion suggests a corporate boycott of companies that work with prisons. This shows the internal dynamics of the
corporate shadow government encouraged by leftist politicians, in which public policy is changed not through the democratic process, but by the arbitrary decisions of corporations driven by far-left pressure, both external and internal.
Along similar lines, another employee says the company should avoid business with any client that “directly or indirectly hurt[s] marginalized communities.”
Anti-police radicalism is a common theme in the discussion, with another employee suggesting the company use its “vast array of employees, tools and skills into a data gathering system” to help far-left activists pressure the police.
Employees also suggest discrimination on the basis of skin color, including “internship programs that are 100% for people of color” and racial leadership quotas.
The sight of far-left racial politics in one of the world’s biggest advertising conglomerates may seem alarming, but it is becoming normalized in the culture of American companies.
Two years ago, Breitbart News reported that Google instructed its employees that values such as
colorblindness and meritocracy are part of “white dominant culture,” and that the tech giant hosted a talk featuring the author of — the handbook on left-wing race radicalism that has exploded in popularity following the George Floyd riots. White Fragility
With dissenters against progressive orthodoxy harshly punished, few speak out against this movement.
“You can almost tell who isn’t on board with this stuff by their lack of voluntary engagement in these topics of conversations,” said the Publicis Groupe source, but expressed concerns that laying low would no longer suffice.
“Given that the term ‘silence is violence’ has been endorsed by upper management, simply keeping your head down is not going to protect you. It’s wiser to feign support just to avoid being singled out.”
Publicis Groupe did not reply to a Breitbart News request for comment.
Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News, where he has published material from whistleblowers inside Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other major companies. His upcoming book, #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election can be preordered here.