Read the letter Snap's head of diversity sent to staff about its offensive Juneteenth filter

Read the letter Snap's head of diversity sent to staff about its offensive Juneteenth filter
  • Snap’s vice president of diversity and inclusion apologized this weekend for the distribution of a Juneteeth filter that many people found offensive and offered new details about the how it was created.
  • In an email distributed to the company, Oona King said the filter was a collaboration between black and white employees — and pushed back against criticism that the company had been culturally insensitive.
  • The filter asked users to “smile and break the chains” of slavery. King, who is black, said that “in hindsight, we should have developed a more appropriate lens.”
Sean Page ✊🏾🏳️‍🌈
Sean Page ✊🏾🏳️‍🌈
@SeanWebflow
When we say follow more than a few Black people, this is what we mean. The fact that the VP, DEI at Snapchat who's a black woman thought this was cool, is deplorable. And she threw her black colleagues under the bus. … Show more
The Ting of the North
The Ting of the North
@TatianaKing
I hate long winded letters that try to "explain". All I wanna hear is: I fucked up--didn't do things appropriately. This is what I learned. This is how we'll do better. Black lives matter. End scene. Save the explainat… Show more
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@whoopthis
aaaand this is what happens when you don’t have any black people on the product design team. As a Snap alumni, this is extremely embarrassing. It doesn’t have to be this hard - how about an AR experience to inform your 2… Show more