AMAZON, TWITTER, MICROSOFT AND BOX CALL FOR END TO RACISM

Amazon has tweeted an extraordinary statement about the “inequitable and brutal treatment of Black people” in support of George Floyd protesters after the company had been blasted for the firing of its warehouse and Whole Foods employees and its sale of facial recognition technology to law enforcement agencies and other parties, Julie Bort wrote for Business Insider early on June 1, 2020.


Amazon is not the only tech company issuing statements in support of the Black community. The tech giant joins Twitter, Microsoft and others in making similar calls aside from Nike, which ran a “Don’t do it” ad.

Microsoft also tweeted out the link to a speech by CEO Satya Nadela last week in which he addressed the situation and pointed out that Microsoft is working with "the Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, investing in partnerships and programs, working to drive reforms, focusing on policing," he said.

On Friday, Box CEO Aaron Levie also tweeted his disgust "Enough is enough." He and Joelle Emerson, founder CEO of Paradigm, have committed $500,000 to support organizations trying to solve the problem.

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