New Public Enemy Number 1: Best Buy Faces Viral Backlash After Leadership Program Exposed for Excluding White Applicants

Apparently Best Buy didn’t learn a thing about the lesson Bud Light should have taught them. Anyone who opposes racial discrimination of any kind should boycott Woke Best Buy!

BREAKING — Multinational retailer Best Buy may be the next company to succumb to the “Bud Light effect” following the outing of its leadership training program that blatantly excludes white applicants.

“Candidates for these programs must meet the requirements below. Additional consideration will be given to those who have active development plans,” a Best Buy employee memo leaked to the public last week revealed.

“Currently working in an exempt (salaried) role, have worked more than one year in [their] current role at Best Buy, identify as Black, Latino, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander…” the memo continued.

This program, which was designed last year to help employees accelerate their placements in management, “is not open to white applicants,” investigative journalist James O’Keefe said.

Now, the retailer faces a massive wave of backlash as shocked consumers call for a Best Buy boycott, mirroring the way they’d boycotted Bud Light after the company “went woke.”

“Are we supposed to feel bad for not supporting a company that’s openly racist and discriminatory against a huge portion of the population? I don’t think so. I think it’s simply the right thing to do,” popular conservative YouTube account Liberal Hivemind remarked in a recent video.

The Bud Light boycott was simply the right thing to do, and in this instance, it’s the exact same situation.”

This sentiment is shared by countless citizens who are enraged with the played out, leftist trend of corporations “going woke.” The viral discussion can be viewed on social media website X (formerly Twitter).

This week, Best Buy CEO Corie Barry, who has been investigated for alleged misconduct before, was forced to protect her X account following social media backlash.

The racist, openly discriminatory, far-left management training program was the result of a collaboration between Best Buy and McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.

The program claimed to “enhance the leadership” of non-white, qualifying candidates “through a mini-MBA style curriculum” and teach “strategy development, critical thinking, networking and problem solving.”

“We’re excited to announce awesome news about the McKinsey professional development programs! As part of Best Buy’s commitment to develop and support our employees, we’ve partnered with McKinsey & Company to offer the McKinsey Leadership Programs,” the company memo, reportedly sent to employees from Best Buy, said.

“These professional development programs customize its curriculum and discussions to the unique situations, experiences and opportunities of diverse professionals.”

According to Best Buy’s Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Inclusion and Diversity, the company’s “main focus through the collaboration of the cohorts is to create a space where everyone feels valued and included.”

Everyone, excluding white employees of the company, that is.

“In addition to the core leadership and management skills that are learned, each cohort provides a strong networking opportunity for its members that lasts long after the program ends,” the so-called inclusion and diversity expert, Georgia Vahoua, said on Best Buy’s website.

Following the leak of this memo, America First Legal urged Best Buy discriminated-against employees to contact their legal organization.

“If you are a current Best Buy employee who does not qualify for this program because of your race, we want to hear from you today,” they said.

America First Legal is a nonprofit organization founded to “save our country from this coordinated campaign,” with the goals of “opposing the radical left’s anti-jobs, anti-freedom, anti-faith, anti-borders, anti-police, and anti-American crusade,” according to its website.

In his recent YouTube post, Liberal Hivemind explained the purpose of the public outcry to boycott Best Buy beautifully.

“Companies want to go ‘woke,’ go for it! Do your best, do your worst, whatever it is. Do what you’ve got to do,” he said.

“Also, on the consumer end, we’re going to do what we’ve got to do. We’re going to buy products that simply align with our basic ethics. You know, it’s not to say we can’t be tolerant in certain instances, but when it goes too far, at some point, the frustration mounts. Then, a total consumer boycott becomes justified.”

“And in these instances,” he said, referring to Bud Light and Best Buy, “these companies and all of their employees have no one to blame but themselves. We know it, and they know it.”


Support Christian Journalism

Freedom ​is Not Free! Free Speech is essential to a functioning Republic. The assault on honest, Christian Journalism and Media has taken a devastating toll over the last two years. Many Christian media outlets have not survived.

It is through your Generosity and Support that we are able to promote Free Speech and Safeguard our Freedoms and Liberties throughout our Communities and the Nation. Without your donations, we cannot continue to publish articles written through a Biblical worldview.

Please consider donating or subscribing today. A donation of any size makes a Big Difference. Thank you for your Support!

Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.