California: Facebook apologized on its social media page after some of its current as well as former employees complained about racism against blacks, Hispanic and female Asian employees at the social networking company. Facebook tendered its apology after an anonymous post from 12 employees under the group name “FB Blind” on online publishing platform The Medium went viral, USA Today reported on Friday.
Hundreds of African-American Facebook employees embarked to Menlo Park, California this week to be part of its annual “Black” event. A company spokesperson told CNBC in a statement that no one at Facebook, or anywhere, should have 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,” said Bertie Thomson, Facebook’s Vice President of Corporate Communications.
The employees wrote that “things have gotten worse since former staffer Mark Luckie published a note in November last year, claiming Facebook had “a black problem”.