Silicon Valley Exec Fired after Refusing to Support 'True Racists' Black Lives Matter
Veronica Wu steps down from VF Corporation after saying she couldn't support 'communism'
A top Silicon Valley executive has been forced out of her job after she refused to throw her support behind Black Lives Matter.
Veronica Wu was fired from her position at VF Corporation after the company pressured her to support the violent Marxist organization.
She described BLM as the "true racists" and said she has never experienced racism in America as a minority woman.
Axios obtained the private email containing the comments from Veronica Wu in which she explained why she couldn't support BLM.
After explaining in the email why she didn't believe in Black Lives Matter, she was fired from the board of one of the world's largest apparels companies in the United States.
Wu was responding to an email in 2020 from an office manager inquiring about whether the company would celebrate Juneteenth, according to The Blaze.
The holiday celebrates 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," read the email.
"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.
"I truly believe this country by and large is not a racist country. Not to say there are not people who might be (there might be minority and some extremists), but it is by far not the biggest problem this country is facing," she continued.
"I don't believe in Black Lives Matter," Wu continued later on in the email.
"If anything I think they are the true racists trying to stir up things to make this country going [sic] to socialism or even communism potentially.
"That would be truly sad.
"I am a patriot," she declared.
"I appreciate all this country has given me, and believe it is a place where meritocracy thrive which is why it is such a great country.
"I don't appreciate those who try to weaken it by undermining the meritocracy principles and try to stick to some race quota," she explained.
She also said the decision about celebrating Juneteenth was not hers to make.
On Tuesday, VF Corporation said in a statement that Wu had stepped down from its board.
"Wu's decision to step down from the Board was not the result of any disagreement with VF on any matter relating to VF's operations, policies, or practices," said the company.
VF Corporation owns many apparel brands including Vans, North Face, and Timberland.