Monday, July 18, 2016

That is SO last week

The combined topics of Facebook and race were in the news last week. A Pennsylvania judge ruled that an employee’s personal Facebook page laced with race-based stereotypes could be used to impeach her in her lawsuit, which alleged she was subjected to race discrimination and retaliation.   In addition, Facebook made statements claiming that it does not have a diverse workforce because of a “pipeline” problem, suggesting that the underrepresentation of minorities in tech is a reflection on the educational system.  Minority groups criticized Facebook and pointed to studies showing that even though minority graduation rates are low, their representation in the workplace is even lower.