New Delhi: Facebook has apologised after current and former employees went on to social media and detailed several racist incidents against black, Hispanic and female Asian employees at the social networking company.Facebook tendered its apology after an anonymous post from 12 employees under the group name “FB Blind” on online publishing platform The Medium went viral, USA Today reported.
“We are sorry. It goes against everything that we stand for as a company. We’re listening and working hard to do better,” said Bertie Thomson, Facebook’s Vice President of Corporate Communications.
“No one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have to put up with this behavior,” corporate communications vice president Bertie Thomson said in response to an AFP query.”We are sorry. It goes against everything that we stand for as a company. We’re listening and working hard to do better.Incidents described in the Medium post included being targeted for negative performance reviews or snide comments.”On the inside, we are sad. Angry. Oppressed. Depressed,” the post read.“And treated every day through the micro and macro aggressions as if we do not belong here.”
The anonymous post maintained that the atmosphere at Facebook has worsened in the past year when it came to non-white workers being recognized, empowered and treated equitably.“The problem is not just with black employees of different genders,” the post read.“We 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.