Culture, Economy & Business, Politics

Corporations Want to Single Out Whites for Layoffs

The CEO layoff blog post has grown into a literary genre of its own during this economic downturn, with executives seeking to strike the perfect tone of contrition, culpability and how they came to take an unpleasant decision.

Still, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson’s post announcing the layoff of 11% of its staff — or roughly 800 to 900 people — is raising eyebrows over some of its language that could suggest some of the layoff decisions could have been based on race. Read more…


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