Cigna is one of the nation’s largest and most prevalent health insurance providers. Recently they have allegedly told their employees not to hire white men as a part of the company’s broader critical race theory campaign.
As stated by an internal chat log obtained by the Washinton Examiner, a hiring manager for Cigna dismissed a white candidate because he did not meet the company’s new diversity standards. According to the chat, an employee put forward the suggestion that the company interview a man with extensive experience for an open position they had, The hiring manager allegedly told the employee that the person would not be allowed to interview because he is white.
In a second chat log, a hiring manager passed over another candidate who he assumed was white, but was in fact a racial minority. Upon learning of the candidate’s skin color, and little else, the hiring manager allegedly backtracked and hired the candiate.
Employees of Cigna are also forced to undergo training where they are taught that white people have “white privilege,” straight men have “gender privilege,” and Christians have “religious privilege.” The company defines religious privilege as “a set of advantages that benefits believers of a certain religion but not people who practice other religions or no religions at all.”
Also included in this “training” was a guide to “inclusive language” which informed the employees that the phrase “hip hip hooray!” was inappropriate language.
The guide requires employees to substitute certain phrases for more “inclusive” ones like:
- “Brown Bag Lunch”→ “Lunch-and-Learn/Grab n’Go”
- “Wives/Husbands/Boyfriends/Girlfriends” → “Spouse/Partner”
- “Mothering/Fathering”→ “Parenting”
- “Master Bedroom”→ “Primary Bedroom”
- “Long time, no see”→ “It’s been a while”
- “You’re to [sic] young to remember this, but…” → “Do you remember X?”
Employees were also made to fill out a “societal norms” checklist where they listed whether they have traits associated with “privilege.” The checklist asked the individuals if they were able-bodied, aged 25-55, Christian, cis-male, heterosexual, upper class, and/or white.
Cigna also highly encouraged employees to read through controversial books such as Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be An Antiracist,” Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility,” and Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow.”
As we have already talked about before, employees of Deloitte, one of the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms, were told that even unintentional “microaggressions” are considered punishable actions. Examples of these unacceptable “microaggressions” include “asking your Black male colleague to join the flag football or basketball team.” All of this along with Morgan Stanley’s new “diversity” quota seems to point towards more socially acceptable discrimination.