Zuckerberg Blasts Facebook Employees Who Are Crossing Out #BlackLivesMatter Slogans

Screen Shot 2016-02-25 at 2.54.27 PMYou can post pretty much whatever you want on your Facebook wall, but thanks to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, you can no longer be a racist a-hole on theirs. Apparently, the company’s Menlo Park, California headquarters has a “signature wall” where employees and visitors can leave their innermost thoughts, and some Facebook employees have been crossing out “Black Lives Matter” and writing “All Lives Matter” instead.

The problem is so rampant, it turns out, that Zuckerberg had to send out a company-wide message in addition to a verbal warning he issued at a company Q&A session, and which Gizmodo has posted in full. Here’s some of what Zuckerberg said:

There have been several recent instances of people crossing out “black lives matter” and writing “all lives matter” on the walls at MPK.

Despite my clear communication at Q&A last week that this was unacceptable, and messages from several other leaders from across the company, this has happened again. I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well.

Zuckerberg went on to say that the company is investigating the incidents, and invited employees to attend a company town hall meeting Friday to learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement. “‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean other lives don’t,” Zuckerberg said, “it’s simply asking that the black community also achieves the justice they deserve.”

Read Zuckerberg’s message in full at Gizmodo.

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