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Coca-Cola is taking this “woke” nonsense to a whole new level. And you know what generally happens when a company does something like this: they usually lose a good amount of money before eventually reversing course (however slightly).
Check this out, via The Daily Wire:
Coca-Cola debuted a new policy this year implementing a diversity quota for the outside counsel it retains, saying it will only hire law firms that commit to providing 15 percent of billed time from black attorneys, higher than the percentage of African Americans in the U.S. population.
On January 28, the soft drink titan’s legal department wrote a letter to the company’s U.S. outside counsel outlining Coca-Cola’s new requirement that law firms must “commit that at least 30% of each of billed associate and partner time will be from diverse attorneys, and of such amounts at least half will be from Black attorneys.”
Those requirements will tighten over time, with the “ultimate aspiration” that “at least” 50 percent of billed time will be from “diverse” attorneys, and 25 percent from black attorneys. Firms are expected to work to apply that standard to their existing work with Coca-Cola as well.
African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population. The percentage of black lawyers is much lower, African American attorneys making up just five percent of all U.S. lawyers, the American Bar Association reported last year.
Here’s some random Coca-Cola noise from Twitter…
On March 12, 1894 Joseph Augustus Biedenham owner of a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi was the first to bottle Coca Cola, using a common glass bottle called a Hutchinson. Previously Coke was available only at soda fountains. pic.twitter.com/X9CnHhbG92
— GrubAmericana (@GrubAmericana) March 13, 2021
John Andretti would have been 58 today #RIP
In 1994 John Andretti became the first driver to attempt "The Double": the Indy 500 & the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.
— NASCAR Legends (@LegendsNascar) March 13, 2021
I'm looking through the archives for info on a story I'm working on and keep coming across things like this. Apparently, COCA COLA parties were on the rage for bridal showers in the early '60s. pic.twitter.com/Uovp6bIwbh
— Amber Revels-Stocks (@ARevelsStocks) March 11, 2021
Coca Cola launches its first drink with alcohol oriented to the aperitif and the afternoon, made with sparkling water, an alcohol volume of 4.7% and natural aromas, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer arrives with three options of flavors: Lime-lemon, Cherry Açai and Tropical Mango. pic.twitter.com/fchJuS7mmy
— Moises Lopez (@chapoisat) March 12, 2021
It's beginning to look at lot like spring at Coca-Cola Park! pic.twitter.com/x11WDUXnN1
— Lehigh Valley IronPigs (@IronPigs) March 11, 2021
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