Home Depot Sparks Outrage After Posting Notice to Employees About ‘Unpacking Privilege’

A Home Depot in Calgary, Alberta reportedly sparked some outrage recently when its management posted a notice to employees about the benefits of “white privilege.”

Key Points

  • The Home Depot management at a Calgary, Alberta location posted a notice called Leading Practice -Unpacking Privilege in the employee lounge.
  • The Home Depot Canadian employees were given the material in order to acknowledge “societal privileges that benefit white people.”
  • A spokeswoman from Home Depot’s U.S. Headquarters confirms the company’s diversity and inclusion department did not approve the post.

According to the New York Post, the post, titled Leading Practices – Unpacking Privilege, was in the employee lounge of the Calgary, Alberta Home Depot location. The post even included a “checklist” for those who are “white, male, Christian, cisgender, able-bodied, and heterosexual.”

The post encourages employees to acknowledge “Societal privileges that benefit white people. Beyond what is commonly experienced by people of color under the same social, political, and economic circumstances.”

 


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