- Three Black people allege Facebook chose not to hire them because they weren’t a good “culture fit.”
- “But unfortunately not many people I knew could pass that challenge because the culture here does not reflect the culture of Black people.”
- Critics have criticized the idea of a “culture fit,” arguing that it usually sidelines people of color.
Yelena Dzhanova from Insider writes:
After initial reports of Facebook turning down Black applicants for positions because they weren’t a “culture fit,” more people have filed complaints alleging similar experiences.
A Washington Post article published Tuesday said three Black applicants were rejected from jobs at Facebook despite having met all the qualifications.
The three applicants filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency that investigates workplace discrimination.
“There’s no doubt you can do the job, but we’re really looking for a culture fit,” one hiring manager told one of the three candidates, according to The Post.
A Facebook operations manager, Oscar Veneszee Jr., told the paper he believes several qualified applicants he referred to jobs at the company were rejected because they weren’t a “culture fit.”
“When I was interviewing at Facebook, the thing I was told constantly was that I needed to be a culture fit, and when I tried to recruit people, I knew I needed [to] find people who were a culture fit,” he told The Post. “But unfortunately not many people I knew could pass that challenge because the culture here does not reflect the culture of Black people…”
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