Kixeye Accused of 'Institutional Racism' by Employee

October 3, 2012 -

Social game company Kixeye finds itself embroiled in an allegation of institutional racism this morning after an employee going by the handle "Qu33riousity" detailed multiple instances of discrimination against Kixeye's African American employees in a blog post. That blog post has since been removed, but not before he was told that he was being "too sensitive" and that the comments were "just jokes."

"You need to check all that at the door before you come here to work," he claimed he was told. "We don't even tolerate people bringing up concerns of racism here."

We assume someone in management told him this.

After the post was taken down, Kixeye CEO Will Harbin sent Kotaku (where the story originated from) an official response that the company does not tolerate racism.

"After an initial investigation we've taken substantial corrective action and will continue to do so as appropriate," Harbin said. "The actions described in the blog post do not represent the cultural standards at Kixeye (as demonstrated by our diverse and talented team) and will not be tolerated."

Qu33riousity has told Kotaku that he is pursuing legal action against the company.

Source: GII

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