Facebook’s Bias Issue Is A Corporate America Issue

So, according to several people of color who work for Facebook, the company has a problem with implicit bias. Also, the sky is blue, water is wet and Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. Side bar, nah, for real, I HIGHLY doubt that Epstein killed himself, son. In any case, while some folks may think that these issues are native to Facebook, I’m here to say that they run rampant through all of Corporate America. All in all, none of these employees’ stories surprise me, man.

Ok, for those who missed it, about twelve Facebook employees wrote a piece for Medium about the troubles they face at Mark Zuckerberg‘s company. Now, in the article, the various workers shared multiple stories of micro and macro aggressions that permeate through their work environment. Look, minority employees had their intelligence questioned, told they were simply diversity hires and judged for their supposed “aggressive” attitudes. Shit, on Facebook’s Blind application, White employees just let their racism fly, fam. I mean, one particular employee just belittled the IQ of Black employees and blamed us for all of the nation’s murder, bruh. Needless to say, the landscape isn’t very comforting, brethren.

Listen, to be fair, I’m not doing this Medium article justice, son. On the real, everyone should go read it for themselves. However, I wasn’t surprised by anything that I read in that post, man. Keeping it a buck, during my tenure in the workforce, I’ve tasted my fair share of fuckery, fam. Now, for some reference, I’m a 34-year-old Black man who’s worked in Corporate America since 2007. Actually, if I count internships, I’ve been in this arena since 2005, bruh. In any case, along the way, I’ve worked for four different Fortune 500 companies. So, I’ve dealt with some of the bullshit that these Facebook employees are speaking about.

Real talk, I don’t even know where to start, son. Look, I’ve been called aggressive, lazy, coworkers have expressed surprise at the college I went to, I’ve been badmouthed by a manager to human resources and questioned by people with a lot less experience. The fucked up part is, I’m only talking about one company so far, man. The truth is, I haven’t even gotten to the rest of the shenanigans, fam. Yet, somehow, despite being so “terrible,” I keep getting better jobs and making more money. So, I know EXACTLY how these Facebook employees feel, bruh. All I can say is, Facebook is the norm and not the exception, people.

In the end, I don’t know what else to say, son. Ultimately, I don’t have any answers for these employees, man. By and by, we all knew that Facebook would release a message condemning this type of treatment. However, nothing is going to change, fam. Namely because nothing ever fucking changes, bruh. At the end of the day, unless there are REAL ramifications for this kind of discrimination, the behavior will continue, folks. *Sigh* This is the day-to-day life of a person of color, brethren. This shit can really suck sometimes. That is all. LC out.

Don’t Microchip Me, Bro!

Man, what in the “we might really be in The Matrix” type shit is going on, son? Is this what Corporate America is doing now, man? Microchips? Really? Nah, fam, this isn’t something I can get onboard with, bruh. Listen, Big Brother already has us by the balls, folks. We really don’t need to start putting foreign technology in our bodies. All I know is, count me out, people.

Now, for those who are unaware, an organization in Wisconsin is pioneering this microchip wave. So, Three Square Market, a technology company, is giving employees the option of putting a rice-sized chip between their thumb and index finger. Once this is done, with just their hand, employees can complete such tasks as swiping into the building and ordering from the cafeteria. As of now, 50 of the company’s 80 employees have volunteered.

Look, I’ve worked in Corporate America full-time for ten years now, son. All in all, I’ve never had a problem with a simple ID card, man. On the real, I have two issues with this setup, fam. First, the idea of putting a chip in my body just sounds crazy. The ability to get through the main door or order a burrito doesn’t seem like a good enough reason for putting a foreign substance in my body. In addition, while I may be a slight conspiracy theorist, there’s no way I can trust an organization with that type of access, bruh.

Second, speaking as someone who’s been laid off before, there’s no loyalty in Corporate America. So, I’m just going to let a company that can fire me put a chip in my hand? Hell fucking nah, fam! Shit, I know what it’s like to have to give back company property. What, they’re going to just dig in there and take out my chip if I have to leave the premises? No thank you, son. Just give me a keycard and let me go about my day, man.

In the end, keep this Agent Smith shit away from me, bruh. All I want to do is go to work, come home and mind my business. I don’t need remnants of my job in the same hand I use to wipe my ass, fam. That is all. LC out.