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Disney has reportedly deleted its “diversity and inclusion” anti-racism training program following a backlash about it becoming the “wokest place on Earth.”
The webpage that previously carried the much-maligned internal training documents was down this week, replaced with a “pardon our Pixie dust” message, according to Christopher Rufo, who first reported on the training forcing staff to recognize their “white privilege.”
“WINNING,” wrote Rufo, director of the initiative on critical race theory at the Manhattan Institute, as he shared a screenshot of the seemingly off-line page.
Disney “has removed its entire antiracism program from the company’s internal portal,” he wrote, “effectively scrubbing it out of existence.”
“This is a major victory in the war against ‘woke capital,’” he said, noting a “significant backlash from the public” after his initial report.
“Disney was peddling the most toxic elements of critical race theory — and my reporting led to immediate changes within the company,” he said.
His screenshot, however, showed that the page was “currently under technical maintenance for approximately 72 hours” — with some of Rufo’s followers suggesting it was being tweaked or rebranded, not scrubbed.
“Possibly, but small victories start to add up,” Rufo tweeted. “We’ve set the precedent—and forced a $329 billion company to back down.”
It was not immediately clear if the page — which is only accessible by staff — was back online Thursday after Rufo’s earlier tweet.
Disney did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.
Staffers had been “bombarded” with training on “systemic racism,” “white privilege,” “white fragility” and “white saviors,” according to Rufo’s original reporting based on “a trove of whistleblower documents.”
Employees were told to “take ownership of educating [themselves] about structural anti-Black racism” and “not question or debate Black colleagues’ lived experience,” his report said.
Disney previously told The Post that the internal documents were being “deliberately distorted as reflective of company policy.”
“In fact their purpose was to allow diversity of thought and discussion on the incredibly complex and challenging issues of race and discrimination that we as a society and companies nationwide are facing,” the company said, noting its “long history of inclusivity with stories that reflect acceptance and tolerance and celebrate people’s differences.”
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