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A Former Facebook Manager Just Called Out The Company For Mistreatment of Black Employees and Users

A former Facebook manager posted a memo today accusing the company of having a problem with diversity, specifically one with black people. Mark Luckie, the former Strategic Partner Manager for Global Influencers Focused on Underrepresented Voices, sent the memo to all Facebook employees on November 9 and reposted the message on the platform today. “Facebook doesn’t have an excuse to not change,” Luckie told AfroTech. “This was my way of saying there is a way to change and this is how you do it.” Luckie highlighted some of the internal and external issues the company has with handling diversity. “Black people are finding that their attempts to create “safe spaces” on Facebook for conversation among themselves are being derailed by the platform itself,” Luckie said in the memo. “Non-black people are reporting what are meant to be positive efforts as hate speech, despite them often not violating Facebook’s terms of service.” Luckie told AfroTech that he decided to write the memo after...

Arriana McLymore

Nov 28, 2018