“I was already very disappointed by this disrespectful behavior before, but after my communication I now consider this malicious as well,” Zuckerberg wrote in the memo, which was obtained by Gizmodo.
Zuckerberg said that the issue was being “investigated” and encouraged employees to attend a community town hall meeting to learn about Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter is a controversial protest movement with aims at reforming the police force across the country.
Instead of drawing plaudits for his gesture, multiple reports used the opportunity to spotlight the fact that only 2% of employees at Facebook are African American. The company, and other tech giants, have previously been criticized for perceived “diversity problems” in their workforce.
Gawker, famous for gender issues, and probably whiter than Facebook, calls Facebook “notoriously white, bro-centric” https://t.co/cc1AvlyZf3
— Gabe Rivera (@gaberivera) February 25, 2016