Zuckerberg disgusted to find out how many racists work at Facebook: Report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event at Facebook headquarters on 4 April, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home. Photo: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - According to BET.com Mark Zuckerberg seems pretty bummed about the conduct of his employees (it says only 2 percent of Facebook employees are Black), and shared his thoughts in a private company memo:

The website quotes him as saying “We’ve never had rules around what people can write on our walls,” the announcement said. “We expect everybody to treat each other with respect.” When referencing the crossing out of “Black Lives Matter,” Zuckerberg wrote, “This has been deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the Black community and really the entire Facebook community, and we are now investigating the current incidents.”

It says Facebook has long been scrutinised for the lack of diversity among its employees, and now the social media giant is facing a major issue when it comes to racial insensitivity.

On Thursday it was reportedly leaked that some Facebook employees have been scratching out “Black Lives Matter” slogans on the graffiti wall at the company's headquarters and writing “All Lives Matter” in its place.

BET suggested that Zuckerberg hire Kanye West to lead a seminar on race relations.

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