Well dang. Just bought a flat of Diet Coke a few days ago

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When I am done with that, I'll start looking around for a different brand - from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution:

Coke sets diversity targets, financial penalties for outside lawyers
Coca-Cola said it will require diversity among law firms who bill it for work in the United States — and reduce payments if they don’t comply.

The Atlanta-based beverage giant’s general counsel, a recent hire from the top ranks of Ford, disclosed the changes in a letter Thursday to law firms the company uses.

“Quite simply, we are no longer interested in discussing motivations, programs, or excuses for little to no progress – it’s the results that we are demanding and will measure going forward,” Bradley Gayton wrote.

And he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he hopes other major companies make similar moves to “change the trajectory” of diversity in the field.

So the moke who made this bonehead decision is:  "a recent hire from the top ranks of Ford"  Begs the question, why did Ford let him go?  Ford is a well-run corporation.  I drive Ford trucks exclusively (last 20 years: two F-350's and currently driving an E-250 van - a bunch of earlier Fords as well)(note: I do also have a Toyota sedan for my local runabout).

The next question is how long is Mr. Gayton going to be working for Coca Cola? Not long if he is as stupid as he sounds.  Another perfect example of someone who is very highly credentialed but just plain dumb.

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