Facebook manager says in internal post she quit after being 'harassed' over views on diversity
On Jan. 11, Sophie Alpert, a Facebook engineering manager who ran a major open-source project called React, made an announcement on Twitter: "today's my last day at Facebook." In the tweet, which got 3,600 likes and elicited 247 comments, Alpert said she was leaving to join a start-up called Humu. But she neglected to tell her more than 41,000 followers the reason for her abrupt departure. Facebook's diversity problem has been overshadowed in the past year by the bigger crises at the company related to user privacy and securing the platform against manipulation by foreign actors. In November, Mark Luckie, an African-American manager who'd recently left Facebook, accused the company of having "a black people problem," and said that, "in some buildings, there are more 'Black Lives Matter' posters than there are actual black people."