Luvvie Ajayi Calls Out Facebook Exec Sheryl Sandberg For Ignoring The Role of Black Women In Alabama Elections
Social critic Luvvie Ajayi and Facebook executive, Sheryl Sandberg came to social media blows on Thursday after Sandberg posted a status thanking women — and not specifically black women — for their role in the outcome of the recent Alabama elections.
Nearly two-thirds of white women who voted in Alabama voted for accused child molester Roy Moore, Quartz reported.
“Congratulations to the people of Alabama and especially the women who did the right thing for all of us,” wrote Sandberg.
From Okay Africa. Story by Damola Durosomo.
Voter turnout statistics, however, show that it was, in fact, not “all women” who secured the Democratic victory in a historically red state. This was the work of black women, 98 percent of whom voted against Republican candidate Roy Moore, while a mere 34 percent of white women did the same.
Luvvie drove home this point, and much more, in a Facebook response to the COO on Thursday morning, calling out her failure to acknowledge black women specifically, and regressive practices at Facebook, which Ajayi says, makes it a toxic environment for black people.
Read more at Okay Africa.