THIS news won’t help Facebook’s mountain of PR issues… NOT AT ALL.
The Algorithm change, the targeting of Conservatives, the security breach and all those users closing their accounts… it’s been a rough year for team Zuckerberg.
And it’s about to get worse.
One whistleblowing employee is saying that the Silicon Valley juggernaut is nowhere near as ‘woke’ and progressive as they pretend to be. At least, not where it matters.
The company that has been so busy de-platforming people and networks on the right, denouncing them as bots and bigots, has got a few skeletons in its own closet.
Like their treatment of Black employees.
Mark Luckie, a black, former Facebook employee whose job it was to handle the firm’s relationship with “influencers”, put it quite plainly: “Facebook has a black people problem.”
His 2,500-word note, posted on Tuesday, outlines what he sees as a culture that talks about inclusion, but does not practise it. In some buildings at the company, Mr Luckie said, there were “more ‘Black Lives Matter’ posters than there are actual black people”.
He goes on to outline how he, and other black employees, often felt uncomfortable at work. “Black staffers at Facebook know that by raising our voices we risk jeopardizing our professional relationships and our career advancement,” he wrote.
Beyond those who work for Mark Zuckerberg, Mr Luckie said he felt Facebook’s black users are also being unfairly treated.
But this whole furore again reignites the perception that Facebook is more preoccupied with not looking bad, rather than assessing if it is doing bad. Containment over contrition.
The bottom line is that the statistics tell enough of a story: Facebook’s community of 2.7bn users is run by a workforce where black people make up just 4% – or 1% if you’re looking specifically at developer roles. There’s nothing anecdotal about that.
Guess what, Facebook?
If you LIVE by the ‘identity politics’ you can just as easily die by them.
Maybe now Kanye’s announcement that Black People should be free to vote for whoever the hell they want, and not be somehow ‘obligated’ to vote for Democrats makes more sense now?
After all… who’s a bigger supporter of the Progressive Left than Silicon Valley? And how has THAT helped Black People in any measurable way?
Whatever list of benefits that might produce, it probably isn’t going to include ‘working there’.
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