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Facebook Empowers Racism Against Its Employees of Color (medium.com)
34 points by coloneltcb 5 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

Most of the incidents described here are strongly indicative of a terrible manager who’s learned to play the office politics game well. There’s little evidence here that points to systematic discrimination, but also nothing that refutes that theory— these few anecdotes are simply not enough to draw such conclusions from. I have seen and heard of similar behaviors at many companies, targeting people of all descriptions.

The most damning part is probably HR’s response and the inability to get out of the sphere of influence of a manager that is actively working against the interests of their report: if managers can block team changes, anyone who ends up in the reporting chain of a manager that doesn’t like them can feel very stuck.

(Note: due to a technical issue I was not able to read any of the posted screenshots, and so my opinion was formed only on the basis of the text).

(Note 2: I’m not saying there isn’t a discrimination problem, only that it hasn’t been demonstrated. This looks to me like grounds for an investigation, but not yet punishment.)

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