Published On: Fri, Feb 26th, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Asks Employees To Stop Crossing Out “Black Lives Matter” On Facebook’s Walls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seeking his employees to stop being ignorant and extremist (my words, not his).

In an inner memo performed by Gizmodo, Zuckerberg pronounced he was unhappy by a “several new instances of people channel out ‘black lives matter’ and essay ‘all lives matter’ on a walls during MPK.” MPK, one of Facebook’s buildings in Menlo Park, Calif., has a wall suggestive of a early days of Facebook for employees to write their thoughts.

Here’s a memo, pleasantness of Gizmodo:


Facebook is a notoriously white place. In a U.S. final year, Facebook hired 36 black people and 73 Hispanic people, compared to 603 white people, according to a 2014 EEO–1 report. In total, usually 2 percent of Facebook’s workforce is black, 3 percent of it is Hispanic and — no surprises here — 55 percent of Facebook is white.

In serve to a fact that this is terrible, it’s especially effed-up timing given that it’s Black History Month and given a fact that several African-American students from a San Francisco Bay Area are formulation a outing to Facebook tomorrow.

As Zuckerberg noted, Facebook is questioning a incidents and is enlivening employees to attend in an upcoming city gymnasium during Facebook to learn what Black Lives Matter is all about. I’ve reached out to Facebook, though a association declined to criticism further.

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