Bradley Gayton is the former general counsel for the Coca-Cola corporation. In 2021, Gayton abruptly resigned from the position after creating controversial diversity policies regarding outside law firms hired by the company.  The diversity policies included requirements that law firms doing business with Coca-Cola must certify that at least 30 percent of all billable hours would be from non-white attorneys, and of that 30 percent, half would be from African-American attorneys.  Firms that failed to meet the diversity requirements risked losing all business with Coca-Cola. After Gayton’s resignation, the program was put on pause. 
Gayton was also believed to be closely tied to Coca-Cola’s “Fostering Allyship project. Tutul Rahman and Michael DiLeondardo are the co-leads on the “Fostering Allyship” project at the Coca-Cola Company. A large part of the project is the “Together We Stand, Together We Must” guidebook, which includes trainings, video testimonies, and communication tools.  According to a statement released by Coca-Cola, the online training “Confronting Racism” encouraging white people to “be less white” was not a mandatory part of the training, but an additional resource available online.  The “Confronting Racism” training was in association with Robin DiAngelo, the author of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.