Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged for a total sum of $37 million dollars to fight racism. The following the nationwide protest against the custodial killing of African-American citizen George Floyd.
Mr. Pichai in his recent mail to his employees said – company would be giving $12 million to organizations addressing racial inequalities. In addition, $25 million to grants to fight racial injustice. “Our first grants of $1 million each will go to our long-term partners at the Center for Policing Equity and the Equal Justice Initiative.
We’ll be providing technical support through our Google.org Fellows program.” “Our Black community is hurting and many of us are searching for ways to stand up for what we believe and reach out to people we love to show solidarity.”
Sundar Pichai said that he met with many Black leaders to discuss how they would proceed from here and talk about many ideas to plan where to put our resources and energy in the following weeks or months.
The nation is seeing a nationwide protest unlike any in the country ever, with peaceful protests turning violent causing damage to properties. Stores are being looted and vehicles being set on fire. Roads have become a battlefield, thousands been arrest with people only becoming more enraged. Curfew imposes in New York and Washington at night on account of the violent outbreaks.
The Google CEO states this situation as a social challenge for all countrymen. Also says that they will stand with the Black community to develop initiatives and ideas for long-term support.
“For all those feeling anger, grief and sadness. We are with you and stand in support of racial equality.” said Mr. Pichai.