A Silicon Valley investor was fired from the board of one of the world’s largest apparels companies after she said that she didn’t believe in Black Lives Matter because they were the “true racists” pushing socialism on America.
The private email containing the comments from Veronica Wu was obtained by Axios.
Wu was responding to an email in 2020 from an officer manager inquiring about whether a company would celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas. He went on to explain that it was a part of the focus on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Wu responded by saying she didn’t support Black Lives Matter.
“This is where I am particularly not supportive. I have lived in the country as a minority and women [sic] for all my life. I have not experience much racism or discrimination as a minority or female. By and large, I was able to get opportunities to compete as fairly as I think,” read the email.