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Technology Facebook apologizes after anonymous post alleges racism at company

03:15  09 november  2019
03:15  09 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Facebook apologized Friday after an anonymous online document alleged that black, Latino and Asian women continued to face racism at the company a year after a former employee brought the issue into public view. The post , titled " Facebook empowers racism against its employees of color"

Facebook apologized on Friday after black employees anonymously shared feelings of workplace "We are sorry. It goes against everything that we stand for as a company . We're listening and The anonymous post maintained that the atmosphere at Facebook has worsened in the past year when

Facebook apologized on Friday after an anonymous online document alleged that black, Latino and Asian women continued to face racism at the company a year after a former employee brought the issue public. The post, titled "Facebook empowers racism against its employees of color" and published on Medium, outlines incidents that 12 current and former employees experienced while on the job.

a close up of a street: Facebook employees are raising concerns about racism. Angela Lang/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Facebook employees are raising concerns about racism. Angela Lang/CNET

One program manager was asked by two white employees to clean up after they ate breakfast, according to the post. When the person brought the experience to a boss, the employee was allegedly told to "dress more professionally." Another employee was allegedly scolded for sharing an opinion at a meeting.

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Facebook Apologizes For Racist Company Culture Facebook is full of s#!t. In addition to their Facebook is full of s#!t. In addition to their inability to remove lies and disinformation in political ads, the social media network is wrought with racism and bigotry according to current and former employees.

The social networking platform Facebook apologized on Friday after black employees anonymously shared Reportedly, the post shared at Medium by a "FB Blind" (an anonymous post ) profile laid out perceived He also added, "We are sorry. It goes against everything that we stand for as a company .

"On the inside, we are sad. Angry. Oppressed. Depressed," the post reads. "And treated every day through the micro and macro aggressions as if we do not belong here."

In a statement, Facebook acknowledged problems at the company, though it didn't address the individual complaints in the document. CNET couldn't reach the authors of the post, who call themselves FB Blind.

"No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put up with this behavior," Facebook spokeswoman Bertie Thomson said in a statement. "We are sorry. It goes against everything that we stand for as a company. We're listening and working hard to do better."

The complaints come nearly a year after a former Facebook employee said the company failed black workers and users. Mark Luckie, who left his job at Facebook as a strategic partner manager for global influencers focused on underrepresented voices, publicly shared a memo after sending it to employees internally. In the post, he says that Facebook's black employees are called "hostile" or "aggressive" by non-black team members.

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Facebook apologized on Friday for having claimed in an anonymous online document that black The article, published on Medium, titled " Facebook strengthens racism against its color workers" The complaints come almost a year after a former Facebook employee said the company had failed

Luckie's complaints are referenced in the new post. The authors, who remained anonymous because they fear losing their jobs, said the situation hasn't improved.

"Racism, discrimination, bias, and aggression do not come from the big moments," the post reads. "It's in the small actions that mount up over time and build into a culture where we are only meant to be seen as quotas, but never heard, never acknowledged, never recognized, and never accepted."

Like other tech companies, Facebook's workforce is mostly made up of white and Asian people. In the US, about 3.8% of Facebook employees are black, according to the company's 2019 diversity report. The company's employees have previously raised concerns about diversity and inclusion within the company. In 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scolded employees for crossing out the phrase "Black Lives Matter" on the walls at its Menlo Park headquarters and replacing it with "all lives matter."

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