Woke Pfizer Policy Prohibits Whites and Asians from Applying for Fellowship

Drug giant Pfizer says its top-level “Breakthrough Fellowship Program” that prohibits whites and Asians from applying is a “Bold Move” that promotes “a more inclusive workplace,” and will have Pfizer led by “a new generation” of minority fellows by 2025.

“One of Pfizer’s Bold Moves is to create a workplace for all, and we are committed to increasing diversity by fostering a more inclusive workplace,” says Pfizer, one of the Big Pharma companies at the center of the controversial COVID-19 vaccines.

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Investment Adviser Andy Puzder on Newly Created Anti-ESG Exchange-Traded Funds

Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE restaurants and now investment advisor at 2nd Vote Advisors to the newsmaker line to discuss the creation of anti-ESG exchange-traded funds in response to woke corporations that push political agendas rather than profit shareholders.

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DeSantis Launches Initiative to Fight ESG Scores

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced a new initiative to fight environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) scores that America’s largest corporations and companies are adopting this week. ESG scores were originally developed as part of the United Nations Environment Programme Initiative as part of the Freshfield Report in 2005.

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Leaked Email Reveals State Farm’s Move to Indoctrinate Florida Kindergartners in Woke Gender Ideology

An explosive leaked email obtained by Consumers’ Research reveals State Farm is urging its Florida insurance agents to donate radical books that indoctrinate children as young as age five in gender ideology.

The redacted email memo, dated January 18 and sent from Jose Soto, State Farm Corporate Responsibility Analyst, specifically requests local State Farm agents to receive books, titled A Kids Book About Being Transgender and A Kids Book About Being Non-Binary, from the GenderCool Project, and donate them to classrooms, community centers, and libraries to enable kindergarteners to have access to these books.

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Apple Employees Say They Don’t Want to Return to a ‘Whiter,’ ‘Male-Dominated’ Office

As computer giant Apple considers bringing employees back to work in person while the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, some of those employees are worried that returning to work in person will make the company less diverse. 

“Apple will likely always find people willing to work here, but our current policies requiring everyone to relocate to the office their team happens to be based in, and being in the office at least 3 fixed days of the week, will change the makeup of our workforce,” said an open letter written by employees. “It will make Apple younger, whiter, more male-dominated, more neuro-normative, more able-bodied, in short, it will lead to privileges deciding who can work for Apple, not who’d be the best fit.”

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Bank of America Pledges Six-Figure Contribution to Woke Connecticut Business Group

A woke Connecticut business group that gives grants only to businesses run by women will receive a significant boost from Bank of America. 

The Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) will receive $100,000 from the banking giant for its “Equity Match Grant Program,” according to a Monday report. 

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Crom’s Crommentary: Throwing Money at the Current Education System Will Actually Make It Even Worse

Wednesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael in-studio for another edition of Crom’s Crommentary.

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Florida Republicans Cool on ‘Woke’ Corporations, Let $1.2 Billion Income Tax Break Expire

During the 2022 legislative session Florida Republicans took actions to distance themselves from some of Florida’s biggest corporations – Governor DeSantis called out Disney, and the Florida Legislature let a corporate income tax break expire.

The publisher of floridapolitics.com, Peter Schorsch, tweeted that corporations “got (royally) screwed during Session.” This assessment goes against the traditional narrative that corporate political donations pad Republican campaign accounts and tax breaks and lax regulation follow.

The most public rebuke of corporate interests was on display during the controversy between Governor DeSantis and Disney CEO Bob Chapek as related to the Parental Rights in Education legislation. The controversy made headlines across the U.S. and put the two powerful executives in a very public battle.

A day after Chapek publicly condemned the bill that would ban classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity before fourth grade, DeSantis ripped Disney before a roomful of supporters. He called Disney a “Woke corporation” and criticized its business interests in China.”

But Chapek should not have been surprised by the DeSantis response.

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DeSantis Responds to Disney CEO; Cites China Connections, Woke Corporations

Ron DeSantis

One day after the Disney CEO came against the Parental Rights in Education bill, Gov. Ron DeSantis responded with references to China and Woke corporations.

On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek addressed the parental rights legislation at a shareholders meeting by saying,  “I know that many are upset that we did not speak out against the bill. We were opposed to the bill from the outset, but we chose not to take a public position on it because we felt we could be more effective working behind the scenes. …”

Chapek said in a call to Governor DeSantis he expressed his disappointment and “concern that if the legislation becomes law it could be used to target LGBTQ+ kids and families. 

Chapek also noted that Disney is “reassessing our approach to advocacy, including political giving in Florida and beyond.”

Late Thursday Gov. DeSantis told supporters in Boca Raton there is “zero” chance he’s going to reverse his position on disallowing the instruction of “transgenderism in kindergarten classrooms.”

And then DeSantis responded to Chapek’s comments

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2nd Vote’s Executive Director Amy Wilhite Joins Host Leahy as 2ndvote.com Score Test Shows Where His Dollars Go

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed 2nd Vote’s Amy Wilhite in studio while he scores himself on 2ndvote.com to see where his consumer dollars go.

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Christian Watson of Color US United: ‘Uncomfortable Truths Tend to Be the Thing That Saves Us and Gives Us an Actual Lesson’

Christian Watson

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Color Us United Spokesperson Christian Watson to the newsmakers line to discuss his recent op-ed in The Washington Times.

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Creator of 2ndvote.com, Dr. David Black Says, ‘We Can Make a Difference If We Will Speak Up’

Dr. David Black

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Dr. David and Diane Black in studio to discuss the success they’ve achieved through 2nd Vote and combating elitists.

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Creator of 2ndVote Dr. David Black on Asserting Judeo-Christian Values with Consumer Dollars

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the creator of 2nd Vote, Dr. David Black and former Congresswoman Diane Black in studio to discuss how corporations are using consumer dollars to fund anti-American values.

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