Google will provide $12 million in moneying to groups working to deal with racial injustices, stated CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday in an e-mail to workers. The search giant is among a number of tech giants that have actually vowed funds to groups fighting racial oppression after the killing of George Floyd triggered demonstrations throughout the United States.
“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,” stated Pichai. “Supporting worthy organizations is a step in the right direction, but it is not a replacement for doing the harder work ahead both within and outside of Google.”
Google will be offering the very first grants of $1 million each to the Center for Policy Equality and the Equal Justice Initiative. Google stated it has actually contributed $32 million to racial justice over the previous 5 years.
Google-owned YouTube likewise guaranteed a $1 million contribution in a tweet on Saturday.
Along with the contribution, the search giant stated it’s holding an 8 minute and 46 2nd minute of silence on Wednesday to honor the memories of Floyd and other black lives lost.
Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black guy, passed away after a white policeman jammed a knee onto his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. The officer was fired and has actually been charged with murder.
Google likewise prepares to “work closely with our black community to develop initiatives and product ideas that support long-term solutions,” Pichai stated.