Proving that one can never truly be woke enough to placate the social justice mob, black employees at Facebook have complained in an open letter that the company, known for its social justice initiatives, is racist.
“An anonymous letter from a group of black Facebook employees is providing insight to the discriminatory culture plaguing the company,” Daily Mail reported. “The letter – published on November 7 on Medium by a group calling themselves FB Blind – comes nearly a year after a former coworker’s letter went viral for showing how the social media company was failing its black employees.”
The letter was made public just as Facebook hosted an event at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California centered around black employees. Mark Zuckerberg, head of the tech giant, and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg both attended the event, called [email protected], which is an annual occurrence. It reportedly featured a filter on Instagram – owned by Facebook – for black employees, called “Share Black Stories.”
But apparently the event did not go as well as the Facebook executives planned.
The letter reads in part:
“On the inside, we are sad. Angry. Oppressed. Depressed. And treated every day through the micro and macro aggressions as if we do not belong here. The problem is not just with black employees of different genders. The below incidents are also reflective of behaviors against Latinx and female Asian employees.”
This is a classic case of social justice rearing its ugly head and biting its most ardent purveyors in the rear. Facebook, like other tech giants in Silicon Valley, has made it abundantly clear that social justice is a top priority of theirs. Still, it’s not enough to placate the mob of out-of-touch employees who will always find a way to become a victim, despite working at one of the world’s most prestigious companies. How out-of-touch are these employees? Well, only 2% of Hispanic people prefer the “politically correct” term “Latinx,” a term in the open letter.
“One employee shared how they were asked by two white employees to ‘clean up their mess’ after eating breakfast,” according to the report, “The employee told their manager of the incident, only for her to tell the worker that they needed to ‘dress more professionally.'”
“Racism, discrimination, bias, and aggression do not come from the big moments,” the memo reportedly continued. “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.”
Most of the complaints listed by employees seem to boil down to regular office drama – a slight by a manager here, or being passed over for a promotion there. At the risk of defending Facebook, which this reporter believes has far too much unchecked power, and whose product I believe is a net negative for society, the complaints seem simply to reflect the mundanity of office life.
For example, the report cited messages from an internal feedback application called “Blind,” where employees can share their experiences. One complaint read as follows:
“The only way for a promotion was to ‘do what I say,’ to ‘not speak to others outside the team unless given permission,’ to ‘not post on Workplace unless it is a project update,’ and to be ‘subservient to her whims,’ the disgruntled employee shared.”
Is this racism, or is this the typical case of the power-hungry middle manager looking to exert undue influence to make herself feel more powerful than she actually is?
It’s impossible to say for certain. But one thing is true. Across all industries, one of the top reasons cited among employees for quitting their jobs is treatment at the hands of supervisors.
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