These 51 ‘Woke’ Businesses Identified As ‘Targeting’ Conservatives

(NRCC News) – Corporate America has, for the large part, gone completely woke and signed on to the radical left’s anti-American agenda. This has shown up in advertising for years but recently big companies have implemented leftist causes and ideologies right into the workplace forcing Americans to choose between their jobs and their values. What’s worse is many companies are now even targeting and alienating conservative customers. Doing business in America should be totally non-partisan but here we are in 2023. America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the woke.

For too long conservatives have sat idly by while unhinged leftists hijack our society. It’s time to start fighting back and the only way to do that is by being informed and taking decisive action. The 1792 Exchange, a nonprofit organization, is working to help Americans do just that.

The organization has recently launched a new project called Spotlight Report which seeks to shed light on the companies engaging in blatant bias and discrimination against conservatives. The project involves assessing more than 1,000 companies’ “policies, practices, and other relevant criteria to determine the likelihood a company will cancel a contract or client, or boycott, divest, or deny services based on views or beliefs.”

The 1792 Exchange is now using those assessments to assign businesses to three categories which include “Lower Risk,” “Medium Risk,” and “High Risk.”

According to the group’s website, “‘High Risk’ companies have generally canceled or denied business relationships based on viewpoint disagreements or pose a high risk of canceling people and businesses who do not share their views.”

Of the more than 1,000 companies evaluated, 147 are currently classified as “High Risk.” This designation means they are much more likely than other companies to engage in discrimination of employees and customers.

Fox News’ opinion writer Justin Haskins has written a review of 51 of the 1792 Exchange’s 147 High Risk companies and grouped them into four categories, the first category on the list being Banks. Here’s what he had to say:

“Perhaps the most influential groups of woke companies in the report are banks. Numerous large banks are using their financial might to effectively force business customers into adopting climate change policies, even when it will require that those customers dramatically change their business practices.

Many of these banks have also weaponized their operations to promote social and ideological views favored by the left. For example, Bank of America vets its vendors based on their commitment to LGBTQ views, and it has ceased lending with some gun manufacturers. It has also provided funding to Planned Parenthood, as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center, which has a long track record of targeting conservative groups.

Bank of America and its CEO, Brian Moynihan, as well as many of the other banks that have been assigned a “High Risk” score by the 1792 Exchange have been some of the biggest supporters of the radical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) movement. ESG is a kind of social credit scoring model that aims to fundamentally transform the global economy so that it’s more in line with the United Nations’ left-wing Sustainable Development Goals.

The 1792 Exchange identified 21 “High Risk” banks: Ally Financial, Amalgamated Bank, Bank of America, Berkshire Bank, BMO Harris, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Eastern Bank, Fifth Third Bank, First Republic Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Bank, Bancorp, Trillium Asset Management, Truist, US Bank, and Wells Fargo.”

Banking has become corrupt and woke in America. Talk about systemic discrimination. The next category highlighted by Haskins is “transportation.” Pretty ironic considering America’s Transportation Secretary spends most of his time pushing the absurd narrative that America’s roads are racist. As it turns out the transportation industry is, in fact, biased but not in the way Mayor Pete would have us believe.

Haskins summed it up:

“The 1792 Exchange determined that five large transportation companies fall into its “High Risk” category — Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and XPO Logistics.

Although the transportation companies listed in the 1792 Exchange report do not regularly refuse to do business based on ideological or religious considerations, they have engaged in left-wing activism and even promoted partisan legislation.

For instance, American Airlines publicly fought against the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act — commonly and falsely labeled the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” by liberals. The legislation prevents public schools from teaching young children, kindergarten through third grade, about topics related to sex and gender identity.

Similarly, Southwest Airlines fought against state laws that sought to enhance election integrity by limiting questionable practices like mail-in balloting.”

The most blatant and obvious leftist shills have been America’s retail giants, which is Haskins’ third category. We’ve all seen the shameless ads on TV and the woke apparel and products in the stores. Retail chains have gone all in on the left’s woke agenda and there doesn’t seem to be any unbiased stores left.

Haskins writes:

“The 1792 Exchange labeled 15 large businesses in the “Retailing” industry as “High Risk” companies, including popular brick-and-mortar stores Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lululemon, Macy’s, Madewell, Target and Walmart. The online retailers included in the report as “High Risk” are Alibaba, Amazon, Chewy, eBay, Etsy, Shopify and Warby Parker.

The reasons behind the decision to identify these companies as “High Risk” varied, but in every case, the 1792 Exchange provided significant evidence showing that these businesses have actively promoted left-wing ideological views.

For example, 1792 Exchange notes Home Depot “advertised flyers to its employees about confronting their ‘white privilege, Christian privilege, heterosexual privilege, able-bodied privilege,’ etc.”

Target has removed books from its stores at the request of liberal activists, and it has fought against numerous legislative proposals backed by conservative lawmakers, including election integrity legislation in Georgia.”

Target especially has embraced the many ideologies and causes of the left. All you have to do is walk 20 feet into one of its stores to see that with your own eyes. Target never misses an opportunity to prove just how woke and dedicated to “diversity, equity and inclusion” they are.

The last category identified by Haskins are Food and Beverage companies. He explained:

“Ten large food and beverage companies were given “High Risk” ratings in the 1792 Exchange report: Altria, Ben & Jerry’s, Cargill, Coca-Cola, HelloFresh, Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Starbucks and the JM Smucker Company.

Although all of these businesses engaged in troubling activities, the company with the most radical practices is, by far, Ben & Jerry’s. The famous Vermont-based ice cream company has promoted “Defund the Police” campaigns, opposed legislation meant to limit election fraud, said that the criminal justice system “must be dismantled,” and openly advocated for pro-abortion policies, among many other actions.”

As Haskins pointed out, the 51 companies he highlighted are “just the tip of the iceberg.” The left’s woke ideology has inundated Corporate America and, at times, it seems as though there is nowhere friendly for conservatives to shop or do business with.

What are Americans to do? The only course of action now is to fight back and remember that the dollar is still king. America is still a capitalist nation and consumers have the power to “vote” every single time they spend their money. There are far more of us than there are of them and it’s time to get smart with how we spend our hard-earned dollars. We need to collectively stop handing them over to companies that hate us.

There are almost 100 more companies designated as “High Risk” by the 1792 Exchange including some of the most powerful and influential companies in the world such as Disney, Alphabet (the owners of Google), and Apple.

Disney is one of the biggest, most successful companies in the US yet consumers spoke loud and clear last year, canceling Disney’s streaming platform and vacation plans in droves. Disney felt the pain. Conservatives have the power to cripple any business.

Haskins further encourages conservatives to “share instances of discrimination and reports like the one produced by the 1792 Exchange with like-minded friends and family.”

He also urges conservatives to seek out companies that offer similar products and services but without the radical agenda and do business with those companies instead. He acknowledged there might not be a choice.

“If there aren’t any good alternatives, then send a letter to businesses that are engaging in discrimination to tell them that you’re considering leaving because of their actions. Companies don’t often receive letters like these, so they do have an impact.”

He also noted the importance of fighting back against ESG social credit scores and other systematic attempts to force businesses to adopt radical causes. A big part of that is voting for leaders and representatives that promise to fight with you. “The legislation proposed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier this month that would limit the use of ESG scores in banking is a great place to start,” Haskins stated.

Conservatives have got to get in the game before it’s too late. America is being transformed before our eyes and will only get worse if we continue doing nothing. Now is the time for action.

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