Tech Platforms Vowed to Address Racial Equity: How Have They Fared?

Following the death of George Floyd and nationwide protests against police brutality and racial inequality, some of the largest technology corporations waded into the anti-racism movement with slickly worded corporate declarations that “Black Lives Matter”.

Those tech platforms are now facing increased pressure to back those promises with action – both on and off their platforms.

“The bar is high, and the real focus now is seeing what is going to happen beyond the public statements,” said Yumeka Rushing, chief strategy officer at the NAACP. “This isn’t a moment, it’s a movement, and it’s going to take a lot of effort to move the needle on systemic racism.”

Here’s which companies are doing and not doing to follow through on their commitments to diversity and antiracism in 2020. Read more…..


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