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Apple commits US$100M to racial equity and justice program

Apple commits US$100M to racial equity and justice program”

The program has been named as Apple's Racial Equity and Justice Initiative and will be spearheaded by Apple VP Lisa Jackson.

The companies provided few details about the efforts.

Last quarter alone, YouTube removed over 100,000 videos and 100 million comments for hate and harassment, Ms Wojcicki said. The video giant has also been criticized for hosting racist videos. The company said Thursday it would continue its efforts to scrub such content from its platform.

Cook mentioned how growing up in Alabama during the civil rights movement demonstrated how the goodwill of others is the most effective way to create lasting change during times of hardship.

The initiative would be led by Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson. In 2018, it committed $300 million to a clean-energy fund in China to power operations of renewable energy for its suppliers.

As noted by 9to5Mac, which spotted the modification earlier today, Apple will sometimes rebadge brick-and-mortar outlets after a move or when a host shopping mall changes its name.

Apple a year ago reported a profit of $55 billion behind revenue of $260 billion. Apple will launch a new developer camp for Black developers "to lift up the brightest lights in the developer family", boost spending with black-owned partners and companies it does business with and focus on diversity within Apple.

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"The initiative will challenge the systemic barriers to opportunity and dignity that exists for communities of colour, and particularly for the black community, with special focus on issues of education, economic equality and criminal justice reform", he said.

YouTube has also announced that they will be investing $100 million as well to support and amplify the voices of people belonging to the black community.

"The unfinished work of racial justice and equality call us all to account", said Cook.

"Whether it is at Apple or anywhere in society, the burden of change must not fall on those who are underrepresented", Mr. Cook said.

As part of that, Cook said that the ultimate accountability for changes will fall on the company's leadership to avoid making requests and having the work fall on the shoulders of employees and partners who are already dealing with lack of representation in their companies.

-Rob Copeland contributed to this article.



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