Tag: Facebook

Curt Schilling Fired Following Anti-Transgender Remarks

Curt Schilling, an ESPN analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, was fired Wednesday after posting anti-transgender comments on his Facebook page, ESPN announced. Schilling shared on his Facebook page a picture of a man wearing a blond wig and a cut up shirt leaving his chest exposed. The text…

TV Journalist Fired for Racial Comments on Facebook

By Sheryl Estrada Wendy Bell. Photo from Twitter. Wendy Bell, an anchorwoman at the Pittsburgh TV station WTAE, was fired Wednesday for violating journalistic standards due to Facebook comments regarding young, Black men and a mass shooting. Bellis now added to a growing list of professionals around the country, including…

Facebook Vortex Nabs Another Racist Official

By Sheryl Estrada The associate superintendent of virtual instruction for Georgia’s Department of Education is the latest person in a position of authority to lose their job for using social media to voice bigoted comments. For months on his Facebook page,Spencer shared posts from various websites wrought with anti-Muslim, gay…

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity

Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called “Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders” that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in…

School District Employee Calls Tamir Rice's Mom 'Stupid B**ch'

By Sheryl Estrada Samaria Rice While Samaria Rice continues to cope with the death of her 12-year-old son Tamir, a Cleveland resource officer decided to degrade her on his Facebook page, accusing her of just being out for money. Matthew Cicero, who works for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),…

Trump Adviser Fired Following Discovery of Racist Facebook Posts

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been consistently linked to racially-charged comments from Trump himself and those closest to him. Now, this past weekend, Sam Nunberg, a former communications adviser to the Trump campaign, was fired after a string of racist Facebook posts were found on his profile. Campaign manager Corey…

Facebook, Google Show No Progress

Facebook’s internal diversity report released on Thursday is practically identical to its report from last year, showing no progress in diversifying its workforce. The report is not much different from Google’s diversity data released earlier this year that shows it, too, is overwhelmingly male, white, and to a lesser degree…

Millennials Put Low Value on High Salary

This year, millennials (defined as people born between 1981 and 1997) became the largest generation in the American workforce, surpassing Generation X (people born between 1965 and 1980) for the first time. Since they now represent the majority of employees and potential hires, it is important for managers to be…