Fact Check: NO, McDonald’s And Coca-Cola Did NOT Say They Aren’t Hiring White People For Top Posts

A post that is going viral on social media claims that two big companies, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, have decided not to hire white people in leadership roles. 

One of the Facebook posts reads, “McDonald’s and Coke have both announced no whites will be hired in top positions.” 

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NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be fake. 

We searched the web and found no media report corroborating the viral claim. 

In February, McDonald’s announced efforts to diversify its workforce to increase the “representation of historically underrepresented groups in leadership roles” in the United States to 35%. 

At the time, Black people made up 10% of McDonald’s senior-level management, Reuters reported. 

There is no mention in the article or in the company’s statement of not hiring white people to leadership roles, nor is there anything to suggest that it would happen.  

Coca-Cola, meanwhile, recently announced a goal of hiring a representative workforce so that its employee population across all job levels is aligned with U.S. Census data by race and ethnicity. 

We also went through McDonald’s and Coca-Cola’s press releases, but could not find anything to substantiate the viral claim. 

We even did a Twitter keyword search, but nothing related to the viral claim was found. 

Hence, from the above information, it is evident that the viral post claiming that McDonald’s and Coca-Cola announced they would no longer hire white people for top positions is fake.

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