During Friday’s all-hands meeting, Basecamp’s head of strategy denied that white supremacy existed at the company.
30 minutes later, he had been suspended. This weekend, he resigned — leaving along with at least 20 others.
Here’s how Basecamp blew up:
@ceejbot love this quote at the end: “Another employee said they had been thrown by the fact that the founders, after years of telling employees that they were part of an elite chosen few who were good enough to work at Basecamp, would get rid of them so easily.”
@ceejbot What a bunch of clowns instead of leaders. One afternoon with a good trainer on the topic of white privilege and supremacy would have prepared them to handle this situation. Instead, willful ignorance.
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