Ford CEO Jim Hackett had the perfect response after a group of virtue-signaling employees called on the major auto manufacturer to stop making police vehicles, which they say "perpetuate racism in society" and are "accessories to police brutality and oppression."

What are the details?

According to auto news site Jalopnik, a contingent of black and white employees at Ford Motor Company recently penned a letter airing their grievances over the company's relationship with numerous police departments in America — about two-thirds of police vehicles in the country are Fords.

In the letter, the employees argued that Ford, by building vehicles used by police, is actively sustaining racism and oppression in America. As a way to address this, they urged executives to discontinue all production of police vehicles.

Here's a portion of the letter:

On June 1st, you communicated to the company your commitment to "lead from the front and fully commit to creating the fair, just and inclusive culture that our employees deserve." We thank you for your leadership on this initiative. We also appreciate and fully support your statement against "superficial actions," and we write to push for real action by Ford Motor Company to address our role in the structures that perpetuate racism in society.

How did the CEO respond?

Inevitably, Hackett caught wind of the letter, or at least its sentiment, and addressed the issue in an office memo.

In the memo, he kindly but forcefully clapped back at the demands with logic and common sense.

Here's an example: "The issues plaguing police credibility have nothing to do with the vehicles they're driving." One would think such a notion would be obvious, but evidently it needed to be explained.

More from the memo:

As we imagine the future power of our connected vehicles, smarter Ford vehicles can be used to not only improve officers' ability to protect and serve, but also provide data that can make police safer and more accountable. Just think, dating back to the Model T, Ford has more than 100 years in serving first responders and that leadership over the decades has been earned by co-developing our purpose-built vehicles and technologies with police and emergency agencies to make our vehicles the number one choice.

By taking away our Police Interceptors, we would be doing harm to their safety and making it harder for them to do their job. Again, this is why, given our insights, new capabilities and leadership, I believe these unfortunate circumstances present Ford with an even greater opportunity to not only innovate new solutions but also leverage our unique position to support the dialogue and reform needed to create safer communities for all.

PJ Media provided a shortened translation of the memo: "No. We're not going to stop making police cars. Now get back to work."


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  • Can someone see this that the purpose of BLM, Antifa is to destroy the foundation of this nation?

  • Good response.......maybe those Antifa Ford employees would like to work someplace else.  Only a moron would try to sabotage his own job.  Hey they can go buy a Dodge or Chevy.  

    • Probably GM would not put up with their antics either.

  • The Ford Foundation gives money, a lot, to BLACK LIVES MATTER and the like.

    • I didn't know that

    • They've been giving to similar types of associations for the past 4 years and I read comments dating from 4 years ago (click the Ford Foundation link) from people saying the exact same things that we are saying here. In 2016, big corps were already funding groups to go after us. Funding goes toward violent groups and nobody cares.  You can find the content here

      There is another good one here

      BLM probably got $100 million, imagine what this Tea Party group could do (TV and Press advertising, digital campaigns) with that! With this money, they recruit and pay people to go in the street and attack people, stores etc..

      I agree with all comments here, these Ford employees are stupid because Ford historically relies on loyalty contracts (fleet contracts) as they have with police departments. They are so low IQ that they don't understand how their employer makes revenues and pays them. They have no idea of how businesses create jobs.

      Why black lives matter to philanthropy
      The Movement for Black Lives has created an opportunity for philanthropy to see and learn from new and dynamic forms of social justice leadership.
    • Maybe they should rethink that policy.

    • I agree Ford is pushing their own demise


  • He should have mentioned the number of police vehicles Ford builds annually... and then noted, stopping production on that large a segment of Ford's business would permanently lay off tens of thousands of employees...

    Too, that end he should have concluded his memo with the following comment and attachment:  Find Attached a form to VOLUNTEER FOR THE BOYCOTT THE POLICE LAYOFF... I furnish this form for return to HR as a means to support BLM and its wonderful cause to terminate policing... p/s: Please not Voluntary Layoffs don't come with unemployment compensation.

    Thank you in advance for your voluntary termination... your concern for better policing is duly noted... and I anticipate, much support, for your decision to boycott Police operations.  There aren't many citizens so dedicated to the cause of minority social justice.  

    • doesn't the police department have a contract with Ford? since half of the police department's vehicle is Ford anyway.

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