Posted on May 9, 2022

Netflix ‘Reorganizing’ Its ‘Marketing Team’ Results in a Majority of Black Women Claiming They’ve Been Laid Off

Ngozi Nwanji, Afrotech, May 4, 2022

Netflix has been frequently in the headlines as of late. Shortly after news broke regarding a drop in its subscribers (over 200,000), the streaming giant recently made headlines due to reported layoffs.

According to TechCrunch, the company laid off editorial staff from its in-house publication Tudum only five months after its launch.


Despite Netflix’s efforts to seemingly be more inclusive when hiring, many Black and brown women claimed the company did not truly value them and their work.

“It is worth mentioning that Netflix actively recruited Black women and people of color just to lay them off MONTHS later without a second thought,” journalist Monique Judge wrote via Twitter.

She continued: “Don’t brag about being inclusive when you treat your ‘diversity’ hires like they are disposable.”


On the other end of the controversy, a source with knowledge of the matter shared with AfroTech that “Most of the reactions people are seeing online and on Twitter are from contractors at Netflix, and not full-time employees.”

They added: “The percentage of employees from historically underrepresented groups on the Netflix marketing team has stayed the same before and after the restructure.”