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Chick-fil-A Controversy Over DEI Appointment

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Knowledge Nuggets:

  • Chick-fil-A, a fast-food chain known for its conservative stance, incites calls for boycotts after appointing Erick McReynolds as vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
  • The move has been interpreted as the company “going woke,” drawing criticism from conservative supporters, despite McReynolds having worked for Chick-fil-A since 2007.
  • The appointment follows scrutiny of various corporate entities amid a wave of LGBTQ controversies, questioning corporate America’s approach to DEI policies, which conservatives argue are discriminatory.

Chick-fil-A, a conservative-favored fast-food chain, recently named Erick McReynolds as its vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), a move that has elicited strong reactions, including calls for boycotts from the conservative community. Some critics contend that the company has now surrendered to ‘wokeness.’

McReynolds, who has been part of Chick-fil-A since 2007, has had his elevation to VP of DEI in the public eye, especially amid recent LGBTQ-related controversies involving brands like Bud Light, Target, and Kohl’s. The broader corporate sector’s adoption of DEI—aimed at creating more diverse work environments—is being challenged by conservatives who believe such policies inherently discriminate based on race and gender.

Prominent conservative strategist Joey Mannarino voiced his concern, asking his Twitter followers whether a boycott should be pursued. The poll result showed a near-even split, with 47% favoring a boycott and 52.4% opposing it.

Chick-fil-A’s website carries a message asserting its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, emphasizing its aim to maintain harassment-free work environments. McReynolds, in his new role, assures commitment towards mutual respect, understanding, and dignity in all areas of business.

Clear thoughts:

In the latest twist in corporate America’s effort to embrace ‘wokeness’, Chick-fil-A has appointed a vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The fast-food chain, once a bastion of conservative values, seems to be shifting its position.

At first glance, the appointment of Erick McReynolds might seem like a step forward. But the divisive reactions and calls for boycotts from conservatives reflect a deeper concern. Our society seems to be straying away from the notion of meritocracy, where jobs and promotions are earned through hard work, talent, and dedication, and toward one where appointments appear to be guided more by identity and political correctness.

We ought to remember that the true worth of a person in a professional environment is not determined by their identity, but rather by their competence and character. That’s a timeless truth that no amount of ‘wokeness’ should be allowed to overshadow.


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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. bue

    June 5, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    they are over priced anyway

    • Edie

      June 5, 2023 at 8:35 pm

      I won’t be visiting their establishment if this nonsense is true!

      • Gary122548

        June 5, 2023 at 9:58 pm

        A tool to discriminate against race (white) and gender (male). Another not so veiled way to kick white men to the curb. That has already happened with TV commercials where the vast majority of people are blacks and, to a lesser extent, Latin and Asians.

  2. Den Bob Stew

    June 5, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Rats are not chickens!

  3. Pedge12

    June 5, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Another good reason NOT to go there!!!!

  4. Christine Bandaly

    June 5, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    You have no choice and this is the worse since they know better. They claim Christ and all this crap is against Christ. Never understood all the hopla regarding food that is okay. I am tired of telling Christ I am sorry for going to a place that has turned it’s back on Him. Chick Fil A joining the woke is like being abused by a parent or another Christian soul, it is just worse. And they will be judged harsher since they stood by Him and then lost their minds. Hope you crash and burn.

  5. scooter484

    June 5, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Here comes the Trans and cross-dressers to enertain our children and grandchildren

    Looks like another business I wont do business with.

  6. NightWisp

    June 5, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Nice pic of a ChickfilA andwich. All I ever got was a piece of chicken with a pickle slice between a flattened, squashed bun. Was I short changed or is this just a false media presentation for advertisement?

  7. Dan

    June 5, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    How many of us stood in line for a terrible sandwich to support Chick-fil-A in 2012 at the encouragement of Mike Huckabee?
    Shortly after, the CEO, Cathy, pulled all donations to the Salvation Army, FCA, and other Christian organizations.
    Then Cathy joined the blm movement and told white people to wash the feet of black people(ok, ok, shine their shoes-same connotation).
    Now, Caty is indoctrinating his entire organization with the DIE mantra that basically says white people are bad.
    Finally, he is taking
    his investors for a ride by embracing
    Biden and ensuring Chick-fil-a invest in ESG companies.
    What is next – open on Sunday’s?
    Past time for a boycott.
    IMHO, it is my wish they fail – bigly!

  8. Seamus

    June 5, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    You are NEVER TOO BIG TO FAIL !!!

  9. Good Luck

    June 5, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    I did like Chickfila, but not any more, You want to go WOKE then i will say goodby, to many other places that i can eat. I never would though you of all places that you would go WOKE. I will be eating at another place now, so long.

  10. Sean Rickman

    June 5, 2023 at 10:20 pm

    You go woke,you WILL go broke.Woke Is NOT normal,leave it alone.Our country will eventually become very divded,even more than it is now.

  11. Duke

    June 6, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Chick Fil A’s going WOKE is a Godsend. All fast food is garbage that promotes obesity along with the sadistic treatment of the millions of Chickens raised in a crowded filthy building injected with antibiotics and steroids in order to satisfy the demand. On top of it all the price of Chicken like everything else has skyrocketed despite this so called ‘Booming Economy’! Keep in mind that the Climate Change lunatics are going to start terminating cattle because according to their spokesman they (the cattle) are accelerating Global Warming and therefore must be eliminated. No mention of Chickens not yet anyway. One may want to visit the Tire recycling center and pick up a few bald tires to practice eating because Billy Bob Microvirus who has gobbled up tens of thousands of farmland and he demands we all eat Rubber. Get used to this idiocy because you ask for it. You get what you ask for. There is no USA and there has not been a USA for a long long time now. The march to socialism got a foothold during WWII and the FDR administration and despite the cries to wake up and pay attention to your freedoms being flushed few paid attention and now the insanity has prevailed. This bother you? Solution! Go get a chicken sandwich and soda and pretend it will all be OK.

  12. rohn

    June 6, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Truett Cathys grandson is running the company. The dependence on fast food is a designed plan just as the plan to make us dependent on government, because they want to depopulate by poisoning us thur foods/meds/clothing/air/etc. FYI, Vanguard/Blackrock/State Street(controlled by cabal) control ALL fortune 500 companies. We have not been a republic since 1871 when pres Grant borrowed money from the Catholic Cabal to pay for lincolns war, we have been a corporation. In 99 this contract ended when Russel Gould recaptured the American flag, however, gw bush punished him and continued to operate as a corporation. obama also continued, Trump temporarily stopped this. We have been lied to about every war, every major catastrophe, 911, oklahoma everything national has been a lie.

  13. Homer

    June 6, 2023 at 9:02 am

    I have targeted HOMO DEPOT and TARGET, and Burger Queen, and all that go against GOD’s INFALLIABLE “WORD(S) as found in the KJV Bible! I DO NOT NEED to eat or give my business to any of the above and more for their stand and stance for Diversity etc! I JUST TOLD Corporate Target of this intent! (I barely shopped their anyway and the rest they made easier!) P.S. I used to shop at H.D. and spent more money there then most spend in a year, and yet NOW…NOT at ALL!!

  14. ox

    June 7, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    Start giving Chick-Fil A the same treatment that is being given to Target and Anheuser-Busch. Boycott. Hit these woke corporations in the pocket-book. It’s the consumer that is in charge not the corporations. No consumers, no corporations.

  15. Libra

    June 11, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    GO WOKE GO BROKE and join Target and Anheuser Busch and many others. I have been voting my proxies for every DEI and Woke corporation, against everyone on the board and all questions they want a yes vote for. If Corporate Boards want to deliberately lose my hard-earned money for such nonsense, then we should begin selling their stocks and shunning their products. This is a financial disaster in waiting as if Biden has not already spent us into poverty.

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