The CEO of Facebool Mark Zuckerberg has issued a stringent memo to all of his staff members to not deface the “Black Lives Matter” movement wall that serves as a dry-erase message board at the company’s headquarters in California.
The signature wall has changed into a graffiti war where employees has crossed out “Black Lives Matter” and has instead written”All Lives Matter” at company’s Menlo Park headquarter, said Gizmodo.
The “Black Lives Matter” is an international movement which was started by African-American community against the racial profiling and police brutality experienced by the community and against violence towards black people.
The movement was began in US in 2013, with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of police official George Zimmerman in the shooting case of African-American teen Trayvon Martin.
After the death of two African Americans — Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York City 2014 “Black Lives Matter” movement further spreaded.
“I was already disappointed by this disrespectful behaviour before, but after my communication I consider this malicious as well,” Zuckerberg said in the memo.
“We’ve never had guidelines or rules for people who can write on our walls. We expect everyone to behave in respectful manner with each other,” he added.
I hope and motivate people to be a part of “Black Lives Matter” movement and educate themselves about it on March 3-4 in [email protected] hall, the 31-year-old Facebook founder said.
According to him, there are certain matters affecting the African-American community in the US, followed from a history of oppression and racism.
“Black lives matter”simply asking about the justice which the black community also deserves, it does not mean that others do not.
The crossing out of “Black Lives Matter” suggests the clamping of movement. Facebook should be a platform where everybody is treated with respect,” said Zuckerberg.
“This is extremely distressing experience for the black community and aslo for the entire Facebook community, and now we are investigating the current incidents,” he said.