Facebook employees reprimanded, diversity training program implemented.
From THE GUARDIAN | by Julia Carrie Wong
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reprimanded employees following several incidents in which the slogan “black lives matter” was crossed out and replaced with “all lives matter” on the walls of the company’s Menlo Park headquarters.
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“‘Black lives matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t – it’s simply asking that the black community also achieves the justice they deserve,” Zuckerberg wrote in an internal Facebook post obtained by Gizmodo.
Zuckerberg expressed dismay that, despite his “clear communication” at a company question-and-answer session the week before that such behavior was “unacceptable”, employees had continued to change the messages.
“I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well,” he wrote.
Among the initiatives Facebook has put in place are a requirement that hiring managers consider at least one candidate from underrepresented groups to fill any open position and a company training program designed to ensure “an inclusive culture that can truly support diversity”, called Managing Bias.
In his post, Zuckerberg encouraged employees to participate in a company “town hall” meeting scheduled for 4 March “to educate themselves about what the Black Lives Matter movement is about”.
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