In light of June’s Pride Month focus, many companies and organizations have made huge efforts to participate in social activism through events, products, and store displays. These companies include Target, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Bud Light/Anheuser-Busch who partnered with Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender social media influencer, the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team honoring the drag queen group The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a Community Hero Award, and more.

For any given company, there is an array of corporate customers including suppliers, distributors, corporate buyers, contractual partners, investment firms like Blackrock and Vanguard, lobbying groups like Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), and any number of industrial, commercial, legal, or governmental cogs in the machine of big business. Companies have to satisfy all these customers if they hope to stay in business. And the bigger the company, the more of these customers they have to satisfy. And the more they stand to lose if, for example, HRC gives them a bad diversity score on the “corporate equality index. From the standpoint of employers (bosses/owners), diversity training represents a concession to powerful forces injecting progressive (leftist) politics into the workplace. From the standpoint of average employees, diversity training is ideological arm-twisting — comply or else.

This Postmodern Realities episode an in-depth conversation with Journal author John Ferrer about his article, “How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Soul: A Survival Guide for Diversity Training” which is only available to read when you partner with CRI here.

Also make sure to see this special announcement regarding the future of the  Christian Research Journal , in this From the Editor, “A Fond Farewell, Not A Good-Bye.

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