Zuckerberg Livid With Staff For Erasing Black Lives Matter Slogans
Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg furiously reprimanded staff in a personal memo on Thursday, warning them to "cease crossing out ‘black lives matter’ and writing ‘all lives matter’" on the corporate’s well-known signature wall in Menlo Park, California, calling such conduct "disrespectful" and "malicious."
"Black lives matter doesn’t suggest different lives do not," Zuckerberg wrote within the scathing message, posted on an inner discussion board and obtained by Gizmodo. "This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome expertise for the black group and actually the whole Fb group, and we at the moment are investigating the present incidents," he added.
Staff have all the time been inspired to put in writing or draw on the whiteboard partitions at Fb — primarily an actual-life model of Fb’s digital timeline wall. "We have by no means had guidelines round what individuals can write on our partitions," wrote a seething Zuckerberg, "We anticipate everyone to deal with one another with respect."
The Black Lives Matter motion began when George Zimmerman was acquitted within the homicide of Trayvon Martin, and has since develop into a nationwide protest about police brutality towards African People.
Fb has drawn criticism up to now for its WASPy, frat-home tradition, and suffers from a scarcity of variety — solely two % of staff are black.