In lengthy internal memo, CEO Reed Hastings addressed letting go top communications executive Jonathan Friedland: "His descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity."He did not say "nigger" in reference to black people, but in connection with listing inappropriate words.
Netflix is letting go of its top communications spokesman.
The firing memo said the second occasion was when he met with black employees months later, and did not bring up his earlier offense to apologize for it. The memo said that non-blacks should not use the word under any circumstances. Even when asked about the word, I guess.
It is funny to see the Netflix CEO be so overtly racist as to say that only members of one race are allowed to use a particular word.
If I were black, I would be annoyed that Netflix and others are making the word "nigger" a much greater insult than it ever was before.
The ACLU used to defend free speech, even if it is controversial speech. However it just adopted a new policy of not defending speech if it advances goals contrary to their values. Free speech is not one of their values anymore, I guess.