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Facebook accused of ‘ignoring’ a racism against its employees of color

A company, who always preaches and symbol of freedom of speech , community standards, humanity and equality, comes forward as agent for empowering people through giving platform to raise their voices to be heard but when, it comes to its employees, equality is bared, differentiated with colors not performances. The voices are ignored by managers, revealed in published post from an account named “FB Blind” on Medium, is accusing Facebook of empowering racism against its employees of color.  and got attention widely.

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Post shared by unknown, portrays, as racism is being widened its border inside company. It should not be. The voices of employees, with particular color, should be heard and justice must be prevailed across the board.

” Since Mark Luckie’s brave post nearly one year to this day highlighting the patterns of aggression against black employees, not much has changed. There may be a few more posters on the wall. There may be an effort to recruit diverse talent. But not much has changed to ensure that people are recognized, empowered, and overall treated equitably by their managers and peers. In fact, things have gotten worse, as will be illustrated here through the below incidents that have occurred over the past six months.”, per medium reports.

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.

“While eating breakfast, two white employees asked me to clean up after their mess. I am a program manager. I told my manager about the incident. She told me I need to dress more professionally.”

“My manager approaches other leaders and managers with manipulative comments in an effort to sway opinion against me. Statements such as “wouldn’t you agree that she is only focused on herself” and “many people have said that she is not smart” have been shared with me by those whom my manager has been in contact with. When those statements that were intended to negatively influence did not work, my manager used those statements without attribution in my performance review.”

“My manager has directly asked at least two colleagues to provide me negative feedback on my performance review in order to influence my performance rating, which would negatively impact my total compensation. My colleagues refused and instead referred the incident to HR. HR took no action. “

“I spoke at a regular team meeting and gave my opinion about a topic I am a subject matter expert on. I was told after the meeting by the manager that I was disrespectful for speaking at this meeting, that my opinion was not wanted, that I was being arrogant in sharing that opinion, and not to speak at any future meetings unless called upon. “

According to Group, “they are remaining anonymous because Facebook creates a hostile culture where anyone that is non-white is made to feel fear for their job and their safety to report any bad behaviors. There is little to no equity in terms of responsibilities, ratings, and reviews. Bad behaviors from non-POCs are elevated while normal actions from POCs are treated as aggressive, angry, and abnormal. Even positive ratings are shared with a negative, threatening tone.”

Facebook has issued an apology after the post was published. Bertie Thomson, the company’s VP of corporate communications, said in a statement: “No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put up with this behavior. We are sorry. It goes against everything that we stand for as a company. We’re listening and working hard to do better.”


Updated on 4:07 pm PKT |Mallahpost

Via: Engadget | Sources and images courtesy: Medium

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