A outstanding American multinational monetary companies firm, Wells Fargo, has promised to analyze allegations of racial discrimination towards a Nigerian man, Oluwaseun Adeoye, who’s believed to be its workers member.
This adopted a put up by a US-based Nigerian woman, Joyce Agbanobi, who accused Adeoye of body-shaming her throughout this yr’s Father’s Day celebration.
Agbanobi, a method & analytics workers member of Amazon, had shared a screenshot of the message Adeoye despatched to her through her web page on LinkedIn, knowledgeable networking platform.
In the screenshot, the Nigerian man requested Agbanobi why “her skin is so black” and suggested her to bleach her pores and skin.
“Why is your skin so very dark/black? Or I think it’s the way the sun was facing you though,” he had allegedly written.
The woman, nevertheless, replied: “Is that a question or are you expecting an answer to this question?”
But in what appeared to be his response, Adeoye wrote: “You’re still black as charcoal at the end of the day. Go and bleach dear.”
In response, Agbanobi, who’s a enterprise analyst and tech educator, mentioned she by no means anticipated such a comment from a fellow black who can also be from her nation.
Agbanobi additionally recalled how she was body-shamed by these round her whereas rising up in Nigeria, a growth she mentioned made her hate her pores and skin.
But, she famous that she had now outgrown the emotional trauma that comes with such feedback, however deems it match to report Adeoye, who would possibly go about bullying different girls.
She wrote, “Today is a great day and I am super excited to celebrate fathers for all that they do and how they constantly put their life’s on the line for their families! But also on a great day like this, another black mature man @oluwaseun Adeoye working for Wells Fargo who I barely know, deemed it fit to colour shame me for no reason.
“But why??? What was my offence??? I grew up hating my skin, was bullied, insulted, and sort just because I am black, went through this as a Nigerian in Nigeria “black nation” (stunning proper however it’s the very fact)! 6years in the past I’d have taken @oluwaseun’s Adeoye recommendation by going to vary my pores and skin color for any quantity and cried myself to loss of life!
“But no, I am not that girl anymore! I am a strong black successful woman and I love my skin but will not allow this bully to run around the street emotionally abusing women!
“In 2021 and on a beautiful day like this, when we celebrate fathers I didn’t expect a message like this from another black man but this has to stop here!!! @oluwaseun Adeoye a Wells Fargo employee has to be called to order, we need to protect other women from people like him!!!”
In its response, Wells Fargo counseled Agbanobi for notifying the corporate whereas requesting that she ahead the small print of the dialog to the corporate’s e mail for correct evaluate by the Human Resources Department.
“Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Joyce, and we’re so sorry to learn of this experience. Could you please send us an email at [email protected] with more details and the screenshot attached? We’ll forward this to our HR department for review. Thanks,” it replied.