Why Facebook Hosted 200+ African-American Students From The SF Bay Area


Just one day after Mark Zuckerberg’s internal memo leaked, which asked employees to stop crossing out Black Lives Matter slogans, Facebook hosted more than 200 African-American students from the San Francisco Bay Area. The day-long field trip to Facebook this past Friday, which had been weeks in the making as part of Black History Month, was spearheaded by the employee resource group Black@FB and Facebook’s community engagement team. It included a tour of the Menlo Park campus, a career panel, a presentation on Facebook’s recently-launched TechPrep program to help grow the pipeline of underrepresented people in tech, an informative session on internships, as well as other activities.

“When diversity is working well, if you have a system that’s scaling well, there will…

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