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We updated our page so that you read the story of how one man refused to comply with woke ideology. As a result, he was interrogated and then fired. In fact, Amex canceled all his credit cards—so that he can’t even run a farm with credit anymore. Now, he is suing his former employer. Please support Nick Williams’ fight!

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Nick Williams is just one individual who has been sacrificed to American Express’s woke policies. But those same policies have affected so many more. If you would also like to speak out, Color Us United is here to help you tell your story (can be anonymous).

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Source 1: Amex tying 15 percent of executive bonuses to a “colleague” metric of “diversity,” which in this case incentivizes managers to fire white employees and hire employees of color and women

Annual Incentive Award Matrix

Source 2: Further evidence of Amex’s “colleague” metric for performance bonuses tying “talent retention and diversity” to increasing “minority and women representation at management levels.”

2019 Annual Incentive Awards

Source 3: Highlights of American Express ESG (environmental, social, and governance report) efforts to fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ESG Report, Page 1

Source 4: Amex dividing its employees into intersectional categories.

Building Allyship Document, Page 33

Source 5: Amex’s commitment to “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Environmental, Social, Governance Report, Page 10

Source 6: Amex has been asking employees to respond to “microaggressions” and to support “Black Lives Matter.”

Building Allyship Document, Page 38

Source 7: Amex describes their strategies to promote DEI throughout their company.

Environmental, Social, Governance Report, Page 11

Source 8: Amex lays out what they’re doing to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their ESG 2020-2021 report.

Environmental, Social, Governance Report, Page 11

Source 9: Amex detailing their opinion of Asian-Americans as oppressed and their donations to left-wing organizations who share the same belief system.

Environmental, Social, Governance Report, Page 50

Source 10: This screenshot lays out the woke lexicon that Amex expects its employees to follow. For example, their definitions lay the foundations for dividing people by race such as regarding fellow employees as members of “marginalized groups” and deeming some as “privileged.”

Building Allyship Document, Page 5

Source 11: This screenshot from American Express’s Environmental, Social, and Governance report shows that they prioritize identity over merit, and assumes any attempt to do that is racist. Employees should not be pressured into boilerplate answers for these complex issues.

Building Allyship Document, Page 8

Source 12: This assumes that the Asian woman is inherently oppressed and that is the reason why her idea was shot down. All alternative possibilities (her ideas were poor, she has low seniority in the company, her teammates were tired, she wasn’t as articulate as someone else) are excluded in favor of victimhood.

Building Allyship Document, Page 9

Source 13: This creates a workplace where healthy criticism of someone else’s behavior—which is the key to personal and social growth—is discouraged in favor of political correctness.

Building Allyship Document, Page 9

Source 14: This screenshot wrongly assumes that everyone in American Express accepts the arguments of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This presumption creates a culture in which dissenting employees can be castigated as enemies of progress, and then immediately ridiculed. It also assumes that “allyship,” which treats people of “underrepresented groups” as victims, is accepted among Amex employees as well. All of these assertions are false and simply divide the workplace.

Building Allyship Document, Page 10

Source 15: Session where American Express employees were talked to by the great-grandson of the founder of the Nation of Islam, an anti-semetic group. Khali Muhammad lectured Amex employees about the supposed “systemic evils” of capitalism.

Conversation About Race in America Advertisement

Source 16: Amex providing woke children’s resources to employees.

ECG Anti-Racism Initiative, Appendix

Source 17: American Express relies on Ibram X. Kendi’s definition of racism, rather than a traditional understanding of it. Kendi believes if someone is not “anti-racist” (i.e., accepts the wide range of political beliefs that Kendi and his friends hold), they are racist. For Kendi, there’s no such thing as simply abstaining from racism. This is a false dichotomy, which promotes political activism, not workplace cohesion or productivity. It has no place in Amex’s offices for this reason.

ECG Anti-Racism Initiative, Appendix

Source 18

Building Allyship Document, Page 33

Source 19: This is a strawman argument, which ignores the importance of credit to business transactions. It also falsely assumes, in perfect woke fashion, that any business person who prioritizes credit when dealing with other businesses is racist.

Building Allyship Document, Page 40

Source 20: This document suggests that proof of racism lies in disparities, a myth long-debunked by thinkers like Walter E. Williams and Thomas Sowell. It is also forcing a narrow idea of racism upon American Express employees.

Building Allyship Document, Page 32

Source 21: More Amex resources dedicated to promoting woke mentalities.

ECG Anti-Racism Initiative, Appendix

Source 22: Shows American Express has been limiting prestigious mentorship programs solely to members of a certain race, disqualifying participation to anybody who has a different racial makeup.

CEN Communication, Email

Source 23: Letter to Amex Sales Managers asking them to add points to Amex credit cards for shopping with ESG-certified “B Corporations,” the beginnings of a social credit system.

Corporate Affairs, Email


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