Black employees at Facebook anonymously expressed feelings of workplace discrimination yesterday in an online post, and the company offered an apology in response.
The post was shared via a “FB Blind” profile in which the aggrieved persons recounted perceived slights by white colleagues, managers, and the Human Resources (HR) department.
Bertie Thomson, Corporate Communications Vice President, responded to the query, stating that no one at Facebook or anywhere should have to put up with that kind of behaviour.
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.Bertie Thomson – gagdets.ndtv.com
Some of the content in the post include the victims stating that they were the targets of snide remarks and negative performance reviews, noting that they were sad, angry, oppressed, and depressed on the inside.
The anonymous post further disclosed that the working atmosphere at Facebook had degenerated from bad to worse in the past year when it came to them being recognized, being empowered and treated equally.