Vinod Khosla, a billionaire tech investor and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, this week called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to speak openly about the company’s values,media reported. Khosla urged Cook in a tweet Monday to publicly express his views on the ongoing protests. The protest is believed to have stemmed from the death of Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white police officer.
The incident has once again brought to light racial inequality in the United States, and many people around the world have joined the campaign against the excessive use of police.
Khosla wrote on Twitter: “It’s easy to support equality and justice for all decent people. Faith in our true values will only manifest when one has to give up something to support it. @tim_cook it’s easy to say, but why are you patting @realDonaldTrump ass? It’s easy to send memos to employees. Then please forward. “
Despite ideological differences, Cook has met with Trump on several occasions and discussed topics ranging from U.S. government tariffs on China to education and the health of the U.S. economy. In November, Apple also invited Mr. Trump to visit a cooperative facility in Texas, which is understood to be preparing for the launch of the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro is one of the few products Apple has assembled in the United States.
Mr Cook has in the past responded to criticism of his right-leaning regime’ veto – engagement with government entities is an effective way to solve key problems.
In a follow-up tweet about the ongoing protests, Khosla asked: “@tim_cook, do you support a tough stance on the protesters?” Would you like to express your opinion to your employees outside the memo? Is this a unified country? “
In a memo to employees on Sunday, Cook is understood to have expressed support for minorities and those who challenge racial injustice. He also talked about the company’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, adding that “we have to do more.” “
“In order to create change, we must re-examine our own views and actions and face up to the pain that we deeply feel but are often overlooked,” Cook wrote in the memo. We will not stand idly by on the issue of human dignity. Colleagues in the black community, we see you. You are important, your lives are important, and you are valuable in Apple. “