BEIJING, June 2 (UPI) — Violent protests in the U.S. have swept through major cities as black-american George Floyd was arrested by police in Minneapolis last week, and Facebook and social app Snapchat developer Snapchat inc. have joined the ranks of U.S. companies that recently condemned racial inequality in the United States,media reported.
The two technology companies, which follow Intel Corp, Netflix, Alphabet, Google, IBM and Nike, have publicly condemned Freud’s murder and called for an anti-discrimination against African-Americans.
But technology companies such as Facebook and Google have struggled for years to quell discrimination against African-Americans within the company, and black engineers are underrepresented relative to the U.S. population.
As the new crown outbreak forces companies to slow hiring and telecommuting, these challenges will not ease in the coming months.
Facebook employees on Monday urged CEO Zuckerberg to take stronger action against inflammatory posts posted by U.S. President Donald Trump last week about protests in the city of Apenripolis.
But Zuckerberg made it clear in a post on Friday that Facebook would not take action on the post. He said Facebook would donate $10 million to organizations that work on racial equality.
Freud’s death has reignited African-American anger at government across the country, which has been distinguished by political and racial polarization.
“We can’t eradicate systemic racism without creating opportunities for everyone from all backgrounds at the same time,” Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said in an email to employees criticizing racism, while also calling for increased taxes to be used to “create a society that benefits everyone.” “
Twitter was at the forefront of a twitter battle with President Donald Trump last week over tweets, including warnings about protests, and tagged “#黑人的命也是命” (#BlackLivesMatter) on its account profile. The Pages of Google and YouTube also posted notices indicating that the company supports racial equality.
On Friday, Nike slightly changed its corporate slogan to raise awareness of racism.
“At least this time, don’t do it.” Don’t pretend that America has no problem. Don’t ignore racism,” said a video posted on Twitter, which has been viewed 6 million times and retweeted by celebrities and Nike rival Adidas. (Berg)