Apple will spend $100 million on the project to combat racial inequality inside the company. On 11 June, Twitter announced Apple CEO Tim cook.
“Unfinished work aimed at achieving racial equality and justice, requires us to give an account. This situation must be changed, so Apple assumes the obligation to become a driving force for such changes. Today I am proud to announce the Apple initiative for racial equity and justice in the amount of $100 million,” cook wrote.
He noted that the initiative Apple for racial equality and justice led by Vice-President of Apple’s environmental issues, policies, and social initiatives Lisa Jackson.
In the framework of this initiative Apple is planning to increase their spending on partners, owned by black owners. Cook also noted that this initiative will expand the work of the Apple with colleges and universities, where historically the majority of blacks and underserved students and teachers.
The company also plans to work with the equal justice Initiative, a non – profit organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, which provides legal representation to prisoners who could be wrongly convicted of a crime, the poor prisoners without effective representation and other persons who had been denied a fair trial.
According to cook, Apple is planning to undertake significant new steps in the field of diversity of its staff and hire a large number of developers from underrepresented groups.
The unfinished work of racial justice and equality call us all to account. Things must change, and Apple’s committed to being a force for that change. Today, I’m proud to announce Apple’s Racial Equity and Justice Initiative, with a * 100 million commitment. pic.twitter.com/AoYafq2xlp
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 11, 2020