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The IBM / Red Hat Leaks: What we've learned so far
April 14, 2024
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Last updated: May 8, 2024

The following covers the massive number of leaks (some from The Lunduke Journal, some from O'Keefe Media) regarding IBM and Red Hat during December of 2023.  The sheer quantity of material -- and the things we have learned from them -- can all be a bit overwhelming.

Let's go, in order, over all of the IBM and Red Hat leaks that have been published -- so far -- by The Lunduke Journal and O'Keefe Media Group.  With a short bullet list of some of what we've learned from each leak.

Dec 11, 2023 - The IBM CEO Video

O'Keefe publishes a leaked video of IBM CEO, Arvind Krishna.

  • IBM will withhold bonuses from executives who fail to meet race-based hiring quotas.
  • IBM has fired people for refusing to discriminate, based on race, in hiring.

Dec 12, 2023 - The America First Legal Complaint

Based on the December 11th leaks, America First Legal files a complaint against IBM for racial discrimination.

Dec 13, 2023 - The IBM All-Staff Call

O'Keefe publishes a leaked video of IBM CEO, Arvind Krisha, discussing the December 11th leaks during an IBM-wide All-Staff Meeting.

Dec 13, 2023 - The Red Hat "Allyship Kick-off" Presentation

The Lunduke Journal publishes contents from a leaked, internal Red Hat presentation.

  • Red Hat and IBM consider "Ally" to be, fundamentally, an anti-White concept.
  • Red Hat and IBM consider "Whiteness" to be a bad thing.

The entireity of the presentation was published, without edits.

Dec 20, 2023 - The IBM eMail & Slack Leaks

The Lunduke Journal publishes two articles containing leaked material from within IBM and IBM subsidiaries -- predominantly in the form of screenshots of email and Slack messages: "Diversity Training & White Fragility", & "Anti-White Pledge & Ally Badges".

  • IBM has internal book clubs reading anti-White books.
  • "Diversity" training is mandatory within IBM.
  • Employees are encouraged to make a public "pledge" to IBM's anti-White definition of "Allyship".
  • Employees who promote "Ally" ideas are rewarded with "Badges".
  • Executive compensation is tied to IBM employees adhering to and promoting these ideas.

Dec 22, 2023 - The Red Hat CEO Video

The Lunduke Journal publishes exclusive leaked video of Red Hat CEO, Matt Hicks, speaking during an All-Hands Call.

  • Red Hat has a goal of hiring at least 30% Black and 30% Women candidates.  This is in-line with the parent company (IBM) goals.
  • Red Hat is aware of the leaks, as of Dec 13th, and was not prepared to make a public statement at that point.

Dec 23, 2023 - Men's Room Door Lectures

The Lunduke Journal publishes leaks that show some of the strange aspects of working at IBM -- as it relates to Diversity & Inclusion topics.  No massive revelations, but provides some odd insights into IBM culture.

Dec 26, 2023 - The IBM "Word Usage Council"

The Lunduke Journal publishes leaked Slack conversations where IBM employees discuss the banning of engineering and technical words.

  • IBM has a "Word Usage Council" which tells engineers what words they are allowed to use.
  • Any mention of a color is deemed "problematic".

Apr 16, 2024 - Red Hat ignoring Ethics Violations

The Lunduke Journal publishes leaked information detailing Red Hat's ethics violation reporting system.

  • Red Hat provides an "Ethics Hotline", but ignores ethics violation reports dealing with the racist or sexist policies already documented.
  • Employees do not feel safe reporting these ethis violations.

May 8, 2024 - Red Hat June 7, 2023 Company Meeting Slides

Thanks to a lawsuit from a former Red Hat employee -- and the publicly available lawsuit PDF -- The Lunduke Journal was able to publish the slide deck from the June 7th, 2023 Red Hat Company Meeting.

This slide deck provided additional confirmation of the racist hiring practices.

That brings us up to date...

As new whistleblowers continue to come forward, The Lunduke Journal will continue verifying, researching, and publishing newsworthy, leaked material -- with a substantial amount of material currently being prepared for publication in the coming days.

If you work for IBM and / or Red Hat, and have inside information that you feel should be shared with the public, here are instructions on how to anonymously become a whistleblower.

Thank you to the brave whistleblowers who have come forward so far -- and thank you to the supporters of The Lunduke Journal for making this work possible.

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